Daily Archives: December 15, 2014

in the news: Laughing Gas Could Be Antidepressant Alternative

Laughing Gas Could Be Antidepressant Alternative

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that “laughing gas”—nitrous oxide, the mild sedative often used in dental procedures—can alleviate symptoms of clinical depression in patients who see few results with traditional antidepressant s. More than half of study participants who received nitrous oxide treatment felt a noticeable improvement in their symptoms after a day, and some reported complete remission. However, researchers say further studies are needed to replicate the results. More… Discuss

Table Tennis

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Table Tennis

Table tennis originated in 19th-century England and soon spread to several European countries and to the US. In 1926, the International Table Tennis Federation was founded to standardize rules and equipment. The sport won publicity in 1971 when a US team was invited to play in China, thereby initiating the first officially sanctioned Sino-American cultural exchange in almost 20 years. The name “ping pong” is derived from the sound generated in play, as is what other nickname for the sport? More… Discuss

word: undulate


Definition: (verb) To cause to move in a smooth wavelike motion.
Synonyms: roll
Usage: The singer undulated her hips to the rhythm of the song. Discuss.

Zelizer: Will torture report change the CIA?

Zelizer: Will torture report change the CIA?

Day in pictures: 15 December 2014

Day in pictures: 15 December 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-30478643

Strikes bring Belgium to standstill

Strikes bring Belgium to standstill http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30475230

Sydney gunman identified as Iranian

Sydney gunman identified as Iranian http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-30481241

The most Instagrammed places in 2014

The most Instagrammed places in 2014

Watch meteor shower light up sky

Watch meteor shower light up sky

2014: The year in pictures

2014: The year in pictures