Lazarus taxon may sound like the title of a Michael Crichton thriller, but it's actually a phrase used to describe species that were once believed extinct and have suddenly turned up, living and breathing, in a remote corner of the world. On the following slides, you'll discover 11 of the most famous plants and animals that have literally and figuratively come back from the dead, ranging from the familiar coelacanth to the cute Laotian rock rat.
The quantum Zeno effect is a phenomenon in quantum physics where observing a particle prevents it from decaying as it would in the absence of the observation. Classical Zeno Paradox The name comes from the classic logical (and scientific) paradox presented by ancient philosopher Zeno of Elea. In one of the more straightforward formulations of this paradox, in order to reach any distant point, you have to cross half of the distance to that point.
The alligator snapping turtle ( Macrochelys temminckii ) is a large freshwater turtle native to the United States. The species is named in honor of Dutch zoologist Coenraad Jacob Temminck. The turtle gets its common name from the ridges on its shell that resemble the rough skin of an alligator. Fast Facts: Alligator Snapping Turtle Scientific Name : Macrochelys temminckii Distinguishing Features : Large turtle with strong jaws and a ridged shell resembling alligator skin Average Size : 8.
Every day, a new application is found for carbon fiber. What started out forty years ago as a highly exotic material is now a part of our everyday lives. These thin filaments, a tenth of the thickness of a human hair, are now available in a wide range of useful forms. The fibers are bundled, woven and shaped into tubes and sheets (up to 1/2-inch thick) for construction purposes, supplied as cloth for molding, or just regular thread for filament winding.
In composition studies, peer response is a form of collaborative learning in which writers meet (usually in small groups, either face-to-face or online) to respond to one another's work. Also called peer review and peer feedback . In Steps to Writing Well (2011), Jean Wyrick summarizes the nature and purpose of peer response in an academic setting: "By offering reactions, suggestions, and questions (not to mention moral support), your classroom colleagues may become some of your best writing teachers.
In classical rhetoric, situated ethos is a type of proof that relies primarily on a speaker's reputation within his or her community. Also called prior or acquired ethos . In contrast to invented ethos (which is projected by the rhetor during the course of the speech itself), situated ethos is based on the rhetor's public image, social status, and perceived moral character.
In reaction to an increase in the amount of cocaine being smuggled into the United States and cocaine addiction epidemic proportions in the 1980s, the U.S. Congress and many state legislatures adopted new laws that stiffened the penalties for anyone convicted of trafficking certain illegal drugs. These laws made jail terms mandatory for drug dealers and anyone in possession of certain amounts of illegal drugs.
Definition A platitude is a trite and obvious observation, in particular, one that's expressed as if it were fresh and significant. Adjectives: platitudinous and platitudinal . Verb: platitudinize . A person who habitually uses platitudes-or clichés-is (among other things) a platitudinarian . Platitudes can be "instruments of gentle criticism," says Karen Tracy.
Ellen Starr was born in Illinois in 1859. Her father encouraged her in thinking about democracy and social responsibility, and his sister, Ellen's aunt Eliza Starr, encouraged her to pursue higher education. There were few women's colleges, especially in the Midwest; in 1877, Ellen Starr began her studies at Rockford Female Seminary with a curriculum equivalent to that of many men's colleges.
It's easy to get caught up in the graduate admissions process. Applicants to graduate school are often (and rightly) overwhelmed by the most challenging parts of the process, like approaching faculty for recommendation letters and composing admissions essays. However, the little things like college transcripts also matter in your graduate school application.
This page provides example sentences of the verb "Know" in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms. Base Form know / Past Simple knew / Past Participle known / Gerund knowing Present Simple He knows a lot of people in Paris. Present Simple Passive The President is known to be in trouble.
Geoffrey Chaucer had ties to strong and important women and wove women's experience into his work, The Canterbury Tales . Could he be considered, in retrospect, a feminist? The term was not in use in his day, but did he promote women's advancement in society? Chaucer's Background Chaucer was born into a family of merchants in London.
The two main types of series/sequences are arithmetic and geometric. Some sequences are neither of these. It's important to be able to identify what type of sequence is being dealt with. An arithmetic series is one where each term is equal the one before it plus some number. For example: 5, 10, 15, 20,…Each term in this sequence equals the term before it with 5 added on.
In United States history, the story of Native Americans is predominantly tragic. Settlers took their land, misunderstood their customs, and killed them in the thousands. Then, during World War II, the U.S. government needed the Navajos' help. And though they had suffered greatly from this same government, Navajos proudly answered the call to duty.
Bernard Cornwell's books about the adventures of British soldier Richard Sharpe during the Napoleonic Wars have been enjoyed by millions, mixing - as they do - a combination of action, combat, and historical research. However, readers can have difficulty putting the many volumes into chronological order, especially as the author has written many prequels and sequels.
Widely deemed as the best writer of all time, William Shakespeare is known as much for his tragedies as he is for his comedies, but can you name his top three? This overview of Shakespeare's most heartbreaking works not only lists his tragedies but also explains which of these works are considered his best and why.
Every time you place a panel on a form and a button on that panel you make an "invisible" connection. The Form becomes the owner of the Button, and the Panel is set to be its parent . Every Delphi component has an Owner property. The Owner takes care of freeing the owned components when it is being freed.
The French word croire is an irregular verb that means "to believe," and it may require the subjunctive, depending on whether it is used affirmatively, negatively or interrogatively. An affirmative sentence calls for the indicative, rather than the subjunctive. You'll use the subjunctive when croire is used to express doubt or uncertainty.
Austrian physician and immunologist Karl Landsteiner (June 14, 1868 - June 26, 1943) is most noted for his discovery of the major blood types and developing a system for blood typing. This discovery made it possible to determine blood compatibility for safe blood transfusions. Fast Facts: Karl Landsteiner Born: June 14, 1868, in Vienna, Austria Died: June 26, 1943, in New York, New York Parent's Names: Leopold and Fanny Hess Landsteiner Spouse: Helen Wlasto (m.
Danish physicist, Niels Bohr won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Physics in recognition of his work on the structure of atoms and quantum mechanics. He was part of the group of scientists that invented the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project. He worked on the Manhattan Project under the assumed name of Nicholas Baker for security reasons.
The French verbs apprendre , enseigner , instruire , and éduquer all mean to teach but have different uses and nuances. Learn how to recognize and use these four verbs correctly with this lesson. Teach a Technique or Something Apprendre means to teach a technique . It can only be used in the following constructions: apprendre quelque chose à quelqu'un - to teach someone something apprendre à quelqu'un à faire quelque chose - to teach someone (how) to do something Chantal apprend la guitare à mon fils.