A dense aggregate of small nerve cells arranged in a folded lamina, corresponding in position to the olivary body, and projecting to all parts of the contralateral half of the cerebellar cortex; inferior olivary nucleus.
What’s All the Mumble About? An Exploration of Hollywood’s New Favorite WordIf 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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