Daily Content Archive

(as of Wednesday, July 18, 2018)
Word of the Day

pagination

Definition:(noun) The system of numbering pages.
Synonyms:folio, paging
Usage: The editions of Holy Writ are so numerous that he could hardly suppose that two copies would have the same pagination.
Daily Grammar Lesson

Whose vs. Who's

Beware of the common error of confusing "whose" and "who's." "Whose" is an interrogative adjective or pronoun. What is "who's"? More...
Article of the Day

Highwaymen

Highwaymen—robbers who traveled on horseback—operated in Great Britain and Ireland until the early 19th century. Considered socially superior to those who robbed on foot, highwaymen were colloquially known as "knights" or "gentlemen" of the road, and some were viewed as Robin Hood-like heroes who robbed from the rich and helped the poor. Nevertheless, most notorious highwaymen ended up on the gallows. Highwaymen often feature prominently in works of fiction, including in what Shakespearean play? More...
This Day in History

The First Vatican Council Declares Papal Infallibility (1870)

In Roman Catholicism, papal infallibility is the doctrine that, under certain conditions, the pope cannot err when teaching in matters of faith or morals. It is a centuries-old idea based on the belief that the church, entrusted with the mission of Jesus, will be guided by the Holy Spirit. It has been a matter of controversy, even among Catholic theologians, ever since 1870, when the First Vatican Council first listed the conditions under which popes are infallible. What are they? More...
Today's Birthday

Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (1853)

Lorentz was a Dutch physicist who, in 1902, shared the second Nobel Prize in Physics. A pioneer in formulating the relations between electricity, magnetism, and light, he was one of the first people to postulate the existence of electrons. He developed many of the concepts and equations upon which Einstein based his special theory of relativity, which was originally called the Lorentz-Einstein theory. He also did critical work for the Dutch government on what unprecedented engineering project? More...
Quotation of the Day
I never make exceptions. An exception disproves the rule.

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930)

Idiom of the Day

a hot hand

A continuous period of great success, luck, or fortune; a winning streak. More...
Today's Holiday

Carinthian Summer Music Festival (2020)

For six weeks spanning July and August, the world's most renowned conductors and orchestras perform in various locations in the Austria's southernmost province, Carinthia. Ossiach Abbey, an 11th-century monastery, has remained a main venue site since it hosted the first Carinthian festival, in 1969. Ensembles play at the abbey's church and its baroque hall, Villach's Congress Centre, and Glanegg Castle, as well as other scenic settings throughout the mountainous province. The Festival has built its musical reputation on the rare genre known as the "church opera." More...
Word Trivia

Today's topic: meteor

astrobleme - A crater caused by a meteor. More...

aerolithology - The study of meteors. More...

meteorite - A meteor that survives and makes it to a planet; types of meteorites include siderites/irons, aerolites/stones, and siderolites (iron/stone). More...

falling star - Another name for meteor or shooting star. More...

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