Tag: Donald Trump
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Politics provides fertile ground for the emergence of neologisms, and the appropriation of old words for new purposes. And while he’s only a few months into his four-year term, the presidency of Donald J Trump has already produced an eclectic bundle of language – and a great deal of controversy. So let’s explore some of […]more
Sir David Attenborough has done it again. The acclaimed naturalist, activist, and filmmaker has inspired scientists to name yet another discovery after him. This time, it’s not a rainforest flower (Sirdavidia), a prehistoric plesiosaur (Attenborosaurus conybeari), or goblin spider (Prethopalpus attenboroughi). It’s Cascolus ravitis, a tiny, 430-million-year-old ancestor to crustaceans, whose fossil was discovered by […]more