Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hypothetical celestial object which expands outwards from a space–time singularity and emits energy, in the manner of a time-reversed black hole.
- ‘A white hole emits lots of light photons.’
- ‘The problem is with the amount of entropy in a white hole.’
- ‘And just as Humphreys' model has the universe expanding out of a white hole (a black hole running in reverse) so too does their paper!’
- ‘It is still true that a black hole may in some way explode as a white hole, but we have no idea if it can, if it will, and if so, at what point this would happen.’
- ‘Even though both black holes and white holes are plausible scenarios according to general relativity, there is still a crucial difference.’
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.