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The UK Plans to Ban All New Gas and Diesel Cars and Vans by 2040

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The days of the good old trusty internal combustion engine, which revolutionized transportation but also maybe helped usher in a looming environmental apocalypse, may be numbered across the pond.

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Wait, What? Some Urban Legends Are Actually True?! (Or: Can a Rat Really Crawl Up My Toilet?)

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Urban legends. Old wives' tales. It doesn't matter what you call them. They add up to one thing: A bunch of scary, if unlikely, events that could maybe, possibly, if the right set of circumstances were met, be true.

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al desko: Dictionary.com Word of the Day

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al desko: (of meals or eating) at one's desk in an office.
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I eat al desko every workday.
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Even Without Replace or Repeal, the Trump Administration Can Undermine the ACA

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Even Without Replace or Repeal, the Trump Administration Can Undermine the ACAWithin just a few hours Tuesday, Senate plans first to replace—and then to simply repeal—the Affordable Care Act, quickly fell apart. Despite the failures, it's clear there's still a bull's-eye o...


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dithyramb

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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for July 2, 2017 is:

dithyramb • \DITH-ih-ram\  • noun

1 : a usually short poem in an inspired wild irregular strain

2 : a statement or writing in an exalted or enthusiastic vein

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She is working on a scholarly analysis of early Greek dithyrambs.

"His books are immensely entertaining …, but they also are serious examinations of the underside of American society, a large, dangerous and important world that goes entirely unnoticed in the frail dithyrambs emitted by the university creative-writing departments." — Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2005

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In ancient Greece, the wine god Dionysus (or Bacchus) was feted several times throughout the year. Processions, feasts, dances, and dramatic performances, accompanied by poems recited or sung in the god's honor, were all part of the revelry. Not too surprisingly, the poems tended to be wild, irregular, and dissonant. We know that the Greeks used dithyrambos as the word for a poem in honor of Dionysus, but beyond that the origin of the word is unknown. The ancient Greeks also had an adjective, dithyrambikos, which gave us our adjective dithyrambic, meaning "pertaining to or resembling a dithyramb."







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Elon Musk: The world's population is accelerating toward collapse and nobody cares

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Elon Musk: The world's population is accelerating toward collapse and nobody caresThe Tesla CEO tweeted Thursday about the perils of overpopulation, responding to an article in the New Scientist.


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