Proposed new ASL signs could change how deaf people discuss science

Hearing people take for granted our ability to convey scientific terms in conversation, from concepts as simple as weight and mass to chromosomes and covalent bonding. But for people who rely on sign languages, such as American Sign Language and British Sign Language, discussing scientific concepts isn't so simple. But … » 12/08/12 5:00pm 12/08/12 5:00pm

Learn odd and obscure words with this illustrated alphabet

From Acersecomic (a person whose hair has never been cut) to Zugzwang (a position in which any decision or move will result in problems), Project Twins' A-Z of Unusual Words illustrates the English language's forgotten vocabulary. These words probably won't show up on the SAT, but they're fun to learn nonetheless. » 7/03/12 1:40pm 7/03/12 1:40pm