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Words are Chameleons: The Languages of Law

Words are to a lawyer what mathematics is to a physicist. That being the case, if an observer watched the goings on of, say, the Court of King’s Bench in the 15th century, they might wonder how the legal system could work at all, for they would be hearing words in three languages...Read more >





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Which word can refer both to a variety of white grape and also to a pale golden horse?

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No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck.


MAY 28, 2019

Rewriting the Plant Family Tree

There has never been a better time to study plant sciences. That may sound odd, or like an arrogant twenty-first century disparagement of the skills and intelligence of our forebears... 

MAY 23, 2019

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APRIL 18, 2019

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