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What Was Leonardo's Name?

What Was Leonardo's Name?

In The Da Vinci Code , Robert Langdon refers to Leonardo as "Da Vinci." Right away, beginning with this book's title, I began to squirm. If fictional Harvard professors like Robert Langdon-who certainly, being Harvard professors, should know better-were to begin calling the artist "Da Vinci," I feared there was little hope for the rest of us mere mortals.

Algeria Human Rights - History

Algeria Human Rights - History

Covering events from January - December 2001UNITED STATES OF AMERICAUnited States of AmericaHead of state and government: George Walker Bush (replaced William Jefferson Clinton in January)Capital: Washington D.C.Population: 285.9 millionOfficial language: EnglishDeath penalty: retentionistCourtesy of Amnesty International-The death penalty continued to be used extensively.

Why Car Interiors Get So Hot in Summer

Why Car Interiors Get So Hot in Summer

We've all heard the saying, "If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen." But during summer, you could insert the word car into that sentence just as easily. Why is it that your car feels like an oven, no matter if you park in the sun or shade? Blame the greenhouse effect. A Mini Greenhouse Effect Yes, the same greenhouse effect that traps heat in the atmosphere and keeps our planet at a comfy temperature for us to live is also responsible for baking your car on warm days.

Alternate vs. Alternative: How to Choose the Right Word

Alternate vs. Alternative: How to Choose the Right Word

The words "alternate" vs. "alternative" are closely related and can serve as synonyms at times, but they can't be used interchangeably in all cases. The terms date to the 16th century, and both describe a choice apart from what is first offered. Understanding how the terms work grammatically is key to learning how to use each correctly in context.

How to Start a New Semester Strongly

How to Start a New Semester Strongly

Knowing how to start a semester strongly can be one of the most important skills to learn during your time in college. After all, the choices you make during the first few weeks (and even days) of a new semester can have long-lasting effects. So just where should you focus your efforts? New Semester Basics Get a time management system.

American Revolution: Brigadier General George Rogers Clark

American Revolution: Brigadier General George Rogers Clark

A notable officer during the American Revolution (1775-1783), Brigadier General George Rogers Clark earned fame for his exploits against the British and Native Americans in the Old Northwest. Born in Virginia, he trained as a surveyor before becoming involved with the militia during Lord Dunmore's War in 1774.