Guessing game

This is like the Sesame Street game, right? Two of the words in this list (keywords from an item in the New Yorker) don't belong… or do they? "Bernie Mado...

Cleaning up space junk

Magnets? Nets? Lasers? Water pistols? "'We need to treat space like a national park -- carry out what you carry in,' says Heiner Klinkrad, who runs the European...

“F**k” and the OED

The problem for lexicographers, says the OED, is not the taboo. It's that the use of 'f**k' and other more obscure encodings makes it difficult to document the ...