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The lexicographers at Merriam-Webster announced today that they have added more than 1,000 new words to the dictionary, including many that are related to science, technology and medicine.
Language mavens with the American Dialect Society have selected their 2016 Word of the Year: "dumpster fire."
People who had low levels of job satisfaction in their 20s and 30s may have an increased risk of mental health problems, new research shows.
A new study provides evidence that a patch of extreme rock-uplift in the eastern Himalayas — the area of greatest tectonic activity — has been slowly migrating northward.
On the world's biggest stage, at the Olympic Games, there are all too many instances of athletes who have turned to the use of a chemical advantage to gain a leg up on their fellow competitors.
The northern lights and an impact crater were captured in a single image taken by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station.