Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A simple organic compound containing both a carboxyl (—COOH) and an amino (—NH₂) group.
- ‘To tackle this problem a variety of approaches have been developed to predict the three-dimensional structure of a protein given its amino-acid sequence.’
- ‘Two known enzymes catabolize the essential amino acid tryptophan in mammals.’
- ‘Homocysteine is produced from the amino acid methionine, which is found in normal dietary protein.’
- ‘The simplest amino acid is glycine which contains a hydrogen atom as its side group.’
- ‘Protein molecules are large biological polymers of small molecules called amino acids, and each protein has a unique amino-acid sequence.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.