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What the set of the original 'Star Trek' series was like 50 years ago

<i>Editor's note: The first episode of "Star Trek" premiered today (Sept. 8) on NBC in 1966. The L.A. Times was there 50 years ago on the bridge of the Enterprise interviewing show creator Gene Roddenberry and taking in the "spectacular" set.</i><p><i>Not sure what to make of this highly ambitious sci-fi</i> …

Science Fiction

Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Linguistics

5 silly new words in the Oxford dictionary that could come in handy

Slide 1 of 7<p>“Grexit” is an easy one. Anybody who’s frequented MarketWatch lately knows all too well that catchy mash-up is a word for the potential …

EXAME

<b>1. Pilotando o seu cérebro</b> <i>zoom_out_map</i><p><b>1</b>/9 (Garpenholm/Wikimedia Commons)<p>São Paulo - Seres humanos são naturalmente distraídos - ainda mais em tempos …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> …

The Brain