Frances Fickler

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Judiciary chairman open to hearing for Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee is leaving open the possibility of holding a hearing for President Barack Obama's …

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Shakespeare's lost puns and rude jokes revealed in new guide to Elizabethan pronunciation

English accents and pronunciation has changed so much since Shakespeare wrote his plays that his jokes are often missed by today's audiences<p>Shakespeare’s bawdy jokes are lost on modern audiences, because his puns no longer work in 21st century English pronunciation.<p>Accents have changed so much in …

Linguistics

Darwin Day Revelation: Evolution, Not Religion, Is the Source of Morality

As the world celebrates Darwin Day, much of humanity refuses to accept evolution.<p>Creationists pretend that their argument is with science. Their posts are littered with gems of motivated reasoning such as this: "If natural selection were true, Eskimos would have fur to keep warm, but they …

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'Carmen Sandiego' Singer Issues Cease and Desist to Rand Paul

Rockapella member Sean Altman's lawyer previously defended Jackson Browne and David Byrne in similar cases and won<p>Sean Altman, the vocalist who sang …

Rand Paul

Scientists Have Bred Male Mice With No Y Chromosomes - And They Can Still Reproduce

So what’s the Y chromosome do then?<p>For the first time, researchers have managed to breed male mice (testicles and all) with no trace of a Y …