One of the three nuclei of the posterior column of the spinal cord, located near the dorsal surface of the medulla oblongata, receiving posterior root fibers corresponding to the sensory innervation of the arm and hand of the same side, and forming with the nucleus gracilis the major source of the origin of the lateral meniscus.
What’s All the Mumble About? An Exploration of Hollywood’s New Favorite Word
If you’ve tuned into entertainment news lately, a curious word may have caught your ear: mumblecore. It’s surfaced recently surrounding the release of Drinking Buddies, a romantic comedy starring Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson. The term was rumored to have been coined in jest by a sound editor in 2005, but the construct has demonstrated considerable lasting power, canonized in New York Times articles such …
Why is a new element named after a suburb of San Francisco?
On Saturday the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry proposed the names of two new elements. Currently element number 114 and element number 116 do not have official names in the periodic table of elements. The elements were previously known as ununquadium and ununhexium. Those long, unpronounceable words were the temporarily used systematic element names. The names are generated from their atomic number, but …
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