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word of the week Tag Archive

Word of the Week: Cephalopod

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Jordan Oloman delves into the deep to discover our word of the week....

Word of the Week: Christmas

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Science writer Ng Yi Min explains the meaning of Christmas....

Word of the Week: Retrotransposons

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Retrotransposons multiply and reproduce, but what are they? Georgina Howlett explains......

Word of the Week: Collywobbles

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Georgina Howlett tackles her anxiety and unpicks this week’s word of the week....

Word of the Year: SMOMBIES

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If you’ve read Fahrenheit 451, you might remember a passage where he talks about a woman, almost catatonic, oblivious to the world thanks to a radio in her ear. This sort of...

Word of the Week: BORBORYGMUS

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Word of the Week: BORBORYGMUS...

Word of the Week: INCANDESCENCE

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Incandescence stems from Latin, meaning ‘to glow white’. It describes a special type of thermal radiation, when visible light is emitted from a hot object. Visible...

Word of the Week: PHOTOVOLTAIC

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Sarah Main explains what "photovoltaic" means...

Word of the Week: Amazonia

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Amazonia, or the Amazon rainforest, is the world’s largest rainforest. It covers an area of around 2,124,000 square miles across 9 countries, including Brazil, Peru, Colombia,...

Word of the Week: Regeneration

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Cellular regeneration is something you probably thought was only allowed for a few choice humans, like say David Tennant or Ryan Reynolds, and most of the time you probably...