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what the chemical form was. No-one had even heard at that time, made the connections between DNA and genes. And even the word, gene, Mendle didn't know. It was coined afterwards. If we race forward 150 years. We are all aware that the pace of this exploration speeded up.
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and Ian Paisley shaking hands, the phrase was coined about the two of them being The Chuckle Brothers, that at the time was considered incredible, political opponents and enemies for such a long time but for the good of the nation they worked together.
Information Age
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Information Age
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And even the word, gene, Mendle didn't know. It was coined afterwards. If we race forward 150 years. We are all aware that the pace of this exploration speeded up in a way that, you know, whether you were born in the early 1970s, would have been inconceivable. Well, what can we do now? We can read, we can read the sequence of a genome.
Forbes
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Personal branding has certainly come a long way since the term was coined by Tom Peters back in 1997. As “personal branding” turns 30 this year, I thought it would be valuable to check on its status and see what’s in store for the future.
EVO
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Predictably, given what a Ferrari Enzo costs today, that 2002 upfront cost looks like a bit of a steal. History Ask someone on the street to name a supercar and they will probably say Ferrari first. Italian passion, history and romance cling to the prancing horse like rust to the underside of a Lancia Beta. The concept of a hypercar is one only coined in recent history, yet Ferrari was making them from its inception, not as an exercise of pride, but to fund Enzo Ferrari’s passion for racing. As such, the linage preceding the Enzo is a distinquished one. The first of the Enzo’s direct forbearers didnt come until 1984, when Ferrari introduced itself to turbocharging with the 288 GTO . Image 2 of 17 Image 2 of 17 Like the first Ferraris, the 288 GTO was designed specifically as an homologation special, allowing Ferrari to compete in an upcoming Group B race series.
BoingBoing
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Mondoweiss
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So why isn't it happening? Nine years have passed since Israel’s top copywriter, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, coined the concept of “economic peace.” In a January 2008 address at the annual Herzliya Conference, he proposed that economic development and stability for the Palestinians precede any political solution . Netanyahu also mentioned a joint tourism project with the Palestinians, saying that such a program and the jobs it would create could do more for peace than international conferences could. But no such project has ever been launched, and the Gaza Strip has become a powder keg that explodes every two or three years. The attitude of “there’s no partner for peace” is more firmly rooted than ever, as is the lack of hope for a negotiated settlement. So why was the vision of “economic peaceabandoned? Every so often, Transportation and Road Safety Minister Yisrael Katz raises his idea of creating an artificial island off the Gaza coast; it would contain a port, power and water desalination plants, and an airport that would let Israel lift its blockade of the Strip and prevent a humanitarian crisis there and future wars with Israel .
Collective Evolution
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It's kind of beautiful because your body is literally telling you that you aren't feeding it what it wants. Your body will actually communicate with you — all you have to do is listen. Stretch receptors will also send a signal to our brains, telling us the stomach is full, but they only send these messages once our stomach has enough bulk or volume in it. Fiber is what provides the most amount of bulk, something that processed foods and animal products lack, whereas plant-based foods are rich in it. This concept is also known as volumetrics, a term coined by Barbara Rolls, Ph.D., a nutritionist at Penn State. For example, the following diagram by Julianna Hever illustrates what 400 calories in our stomach looks like depending on what types of food we've consumed: As you can see, the stomach on the right that's full of vegetables has a sufficient volume of food inside of it, so at this point the stomach receptors would send a signal to the brain telling you you're full.
Google Research Blog
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g. ‘cats’ is the plural of ‘cat’ and shares the same stem; ‘wildcat’ is a type of ‘cat’). Parsey and Parsey’s Cousins, on the other hand, operated over sequences of words. As a result, they were forced to memorize words seen during training and relied mostly on the context to determine the grammatical function of previously unseen words. As an example, consider the following (meaningless but grammatically correct) sentence: This sentence was originally coined by Andrew Ingraham who explained: “You do not know what this means; nor do I. But if we assume that it is English, we know that the doshes are distimmed by the gostak . We know too that one distimmer of doshes is a gostak ." Systematic patterns in morphology and syntax allow us to guess the grammatical function of words even when they are completely novel: we understand that ‘doshes’ is the plural of the noundosh’ (similar to the ‘catsexample above) or that ‘distim’ is the third person singular of the verb distim.
Daily Express - Life
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THE term fashion victim was coined to describe someone who was a slave to every latest fad. But now it turns out that many of us are victims of our on-trend choices in a very real sense.
Washingtons Blog
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As this Wikileaks revelation confirms, we now have a fourth branch of government. This fourth branch came into being without any electoral mandate or constitutional referendum, and yet it possesses superpowers, above and beyond those of any other government agency save the military. It is all-knowing, all-seeing and all-powerful. It operates beyond the reach of the president, Congress and the courts, and it marches in lockstep with the corporate elite who really call the shots in Washington, DC. You might know this branch of government as Surveillance, but I prefertechnotyranny,” a term coined by investigative journalist James Bamford to refer to an age of technological tyranny made possible by government secrets, government lies, government spies and their corporate ties. Beware of what you say, what you read, what you write, where you go, and with whom you communicate, because it will all be recorded, stored and used against you eventually, at a time and place of the government’s choosing.
Daily Mail - Health
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“I am inclined to think we would have some sort of greenhouse effect.” While we can’t credit Bell with the termgreenhouse effect” (that was actually coined in 1909 by John Henry Poynting), it’s hard to argue that he wasnt ahead of his time here. “The net result is that the greenhouse becomes a hot-house,” he concluded. Yep . But this wasnt the only area where Bell was ahead of the curve. Almost 100 years ago to the month, Bell delivered a speech to the McKinley Manual Training School in Washington, which was later revised for National Geographic . In this speech he mused on the finality of fossil fuels, and addressed biofuel and renewables. “Coal and oil are going up and are strictly limited in quantity. We can take coal out of a mine, but we can never put it back. We can draw oil from subterranean reservoirs, but we can never refill them again,” he wrote.
ITV4
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The Thunderbird was Ford's answer to the Chevrolet Corvette. It was designed with such grace and elegance it actually coined the phrase for the first time, 'A personal, luxury car', and it was owned by a lot of celebrities. People like Marilyn Monroe, JFK, even Frank Sinatra had a T Bird. This is the original car from my movie, Mistress of the Dark. Awesome. This ornament on the hood is a blow away piece. That's amazing. Thank you. That's you. That's me. You should have yourself as a hood ornament on your cars. She's got a great pair of headlights.
Vanity Fair
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The Canary
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Concerns have been raised that the annual Latitude festival could become a stronghold and a recruiting ground for a disturbing new political movement. The termAlt-Centre’ has been coined to describe a group of predominantly young-ish, quite trendy, social media savvy people whose politics are “militantly middle-of-the-road”. The punter “I think being inoffensive is the [...] The post Fears... Visit www.thecanary.co to read more.
BoingBoing
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https://youtu.be/rE3j_RHkqJc Zoologist Richard Dawkins coined the word "meme" in his book on evolution, The Selfish Gene , in 1976. In it, he wrote: Examples of memes are tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches. Just as genes propagate themselves in the gene pool by leaping from body to body via sperms or eggs, so memes propagate themselves in the meme pool by leaping from brain to brain, via a process which, in the broad sense, can be called imitation. This video (Thank, Mister44!) by CGP Grey looks at what has happened to meme propagation in the era of the Web. He calls them "brain germs" instead of memes, because the word meme is now more closely associated with photos with text on them (which *are* memes, but not the only memes). CGP Grey says that hateful ideas spread faster than happy or sad ideas, and that they mutate into super-hateful fake news thought germs.
Futurity
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Open Culture
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Instead, “Afrofuturism” was coined by cultural critic Mark Dery in his seminal 1994 essayBlack to the Future,” which included interviews with sci-fi author Samuel R. Delany, critic and musician Greg Tate , and scholar Tricia Rose . Afrofuturism has taken on a variety of meanings, not only in music, but also in art, dance, film, and science fiction writing like that of Delany and Octavia Butler. But as you’ll learn in the video above, the first in a 5-part animated series on the genre from Dust , “its roots go back to the late 1930s in Huntsville, Alabama,” the actual birthplace of Sun Ra, where he maintained he was abducted, taken to Saturn (not Jupiter, as the narrator mistakenly says), and told by aliens to “transport black people away from the violence and racism of planet Earth.” The series traces the growth of Sun Ra’s original mission through the cultural touchstones of Lieutenant Uhura, George Clinton, Jimi Hendrix, and Missy Elliott.
BBC Two England
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It was silent on the self-employed. The Nics shambles was coined not by me but in our office. It is clearly a betrayal of many people who supported the Conservative Party, people who are self employed, whatever age they might be, people perhaps who after the crash in 2008 found themselves out of work from an employer and chose to make their own lot and set up their own business.
Mental Floss
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"O.M.G." made its first documented appearance a century ago—in a letter to Winston Churchill.
The Event Chronicle
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Authentic spirituality is not some little flicker or buzz of knowingness, not a psychedelic blast-through or a mellow hanging-out on some exalted plane of consciousness, not a bubble of immunity, but a vast fire of liberation, an exquisitely fitting crucible and sanctuary, providing both heat and light for the healing and awakening we need.” – Robert Augustus Masters, Spiritual Bypassing: When Spirituality Disconnects Us from What Really Matters Spiritual Bypassing also ties into Spiritual Materialism, coined by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and defined as “ a distorted, ego-centered version of spirituality ” where we “ deceive ourselves into thinking we are developing spiritually when instead we are strengthening our egocentricity through spiritual techniques .” It relates to getting “addicted” to spiritual teachings and practices, with people continuously looking for the next workshop, the next teaching, the newest guru in town, going from one seminar to the next, traveling all over the world to find “truth”, going from healer to healer, “master” to “master”, in the hopes of someone healing them or bringing them “enlightenment”.