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  1. “WikiLeaks” vs. “Wikipedia”: Do You Know The Difference?

    How well do you know your wikis? Maybe you’ve heard about a site that releases classified material from whistle-blowers. Or maybe you’re looking for an up-to-date source of historical dates and biographical information. Do you turn to WikiLeaks? Do you search through Wikipedia? The confusion is all the more understandable given that these two sites even look alike. Well, wonder no more. We’re about to leak you …

  2. What Do The Most Well-Known Website Names Mean?

    In the modern world we occupy, tech company names like Google, Yahoo, Amazon, eBay, and others have become a major part of our daily life and conversations. Some of them, like Google, become synonymous with the act itself. If you need to search something, you “just Google it,” which is much like what happened with Xerox when copiers came into vogue. But have you ever stopped …

  3. Take An Aquarium Word Trip With Dictionary.com And Georgia Aquarium

    One of the easiest and most fun learning activities to do while distance learning is to take a virtual field trip. During the Covid-19 pandemic, educational spaces like museums, national parks, and even NASA are opening their doors for virtual tours. For kids who love learning about animals and the environment, one recommended stop is Georgia Aquarium. Even if you don’t live anywhere near Atlanta, …

  4. 10 Types Of “Ologists” You Ought To Know Right Now

  5. What Are Antibodies, And Do They Kill Viruses?

    Terms and concepts to understand coronavirus antibody testing by John Kelly, Senior Research Editor at Dictionary.com Testing continues to be a major story—and concern—amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes diagnostic testing to determine if one is infected with the virus that causes COVID-19. It also includes serological tests to determine if a person has antibodies that can signal immunity to COVID-19. But what does serological …

  6. Science Vocab Activities For Elementary Students

    Science and English meet in these vocab activities for elementary students Help your child learn scientific vocab with these learning games. Learning animal vocabulary Watch this video about words for baby animals. Complete this word search. Find the words they learned about in the video. Click the image to get the printable word search PDF. Parents: write each one of the baby animal words on …

  7. It’s Time To Learn Some Time Zone Terminology

    No one truly needs a watch these days. We all have clocks in our pockets—our smartphones. Another benefit of this technology? The clock on our smartphone automatically changes when we enter a new time zone. Amazing! But, even though we don’t need to pay as much attention to time zones these days, that doesn’t mean they don’t still impact our lives. Let’s synchronize our watches …

  8. Tax Words To Learn Right Now (As In Today)

    As the saying goes, there are only two certainties in life: death and taxes. This saying dates all the way back to 1716, and the word tax is even older than that. But this year, there’s a special twist, making taxes feel a little less … certain. July is tax month, thanks to COVID-19. Tax, meaning “a sum of money demanded by a government,” comes …

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    Why Is Planet Mars Named “Mars”?

    Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, is our neighbor, and it has long captivated the human mind and spirit. Think of Martians, a go-to word for extraterrestrial life since science-fiction imagined inhabitants there in the late 19th century. But, how did Mars it get its name? Who is the mythological Mars? The planet Mars is named after the Roman god of war, Mars, considered …

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    What’s It Called When You Can “Taste” A Word Or “See” A Sound?

    Is it possible to see a taste? Or taste a word? The answer is yes, sort of. What is synesthesia? An involuntary neurological condition called synesthesia, which is also spelled synaesthesia, describes a version of this experience.Synesthesia is “a sensation produced in one modality when a stimulus is applied to another modality, as when the hearing of a certain sound induces the visualization of a certain …