Clarissa Janeen Rossman

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Who was Mona Lisa? Burial breakthrough may solve identity mystery behind Da Vinci masterpiece

The remains are believed to belong to Lisa Gherardini, the wife of a silk merchant whose portrait was painted by Leonardo da Vinci<p>It has all the ingredients of a Dan Brown thriller – an ancient crypt, a collection of human bones, a passionate sleuth and Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous …

Meet The Famous Artists And Writers Who Were Teachers First

Monday is World Teacher's Day, a UNESCO-supported holiday that honors the critical role teachers play in maintaining education systems across the globe. Organizations in countries like Brazil, Poland, India and Papua New Guinea have planned international celebrations, meant to remind parents and …

Education

Steven Pinker: 'Many of the alleged rules of writing are actually superstitions'

Bad English has always been with us, but clarity and style are far more important than observing dusty usage diktats<p>People often ask me why I followed my 2011 book on the history of violence, The Better Angels of Our Nature, with a writing style manual. I like to say that after having written 800 …

Linguistics