Article of the Day Article of the Day is a free service of garden024.com http://garden024.com en-us Farlex, Inc. Wed, 29 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT 360 Article of the Day http://garden024.com http://img.tfd.com/modules/thm_aod.png 120 60 Wed, 29 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT Article of the Day http://encyclopedia.garden024.com/Parallax //encyclopedia.garden024.com/Parallax#2020 Parallax is the apparent change in the position of an object resulting from a change in the position of the observer. The effect is useful in calculating the distances of stars from Earth, as stars appear to shift in relation to each other from different points in Earth's orbit. Parallax can affect the accuracy of photographers and snipers, who may see a target from an angle different than that of their instruments. What does parallax have to do with why pigeons bob their heads?
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Tue, 28 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT Article of the Day http://encyclopedia.garden024.com/Harlequinade //encyclopedia.garden024.com/Harlequinade#2020 Harlequinade was a type of theatrical performance popular in 18th-century Britain. It was a slapstick adaptation of the commedia dell'arte, itself a 16th-century Italian comedy tradition featuring stock characters in improvised performances. A typical Harlequinade showcased a series of interwoven scenes culminating in a skit about the clever protagonist Harlequin and his love interest, Columbine. Which Harlequinade character became so popular that he remains instantly recognizable today?
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Mon, 27 Jul 2020 05:00:00 GMT Article of the Day http://encyclopedia.garden024.com/Nature+%28journal%29 //encyclopedia.garden024.com/Nature+%28journal%29#2020 One of the world's most prestigious and most cited scientific journals, Nature was founded in 1869. It covers a wide range of disciplines, and publication in the respected magazine is highly competitive. Nature has published many significant breakthroughs, such as the first cloning of a mammal, the discovery of neutrons, and the sequencing of the human genome. Why was the 1953 Watson and Crick paper that revealed the structure of DNA not peer-reviewed prior to publication?
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