demagogue  noun | DEM-uh-gahg What It Means A demagogue is a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power. // The country's voters ousted the demagogue who capitalized on the fears of the people.

The Marginalian Newsletter

This is the weekly email digest of Maria Popova's daily writings on The Marginalian (formerly Brain Pickings). If you missed last week's edition — drawing a tree to see yourself; how the parallels between quantum physics and Hindu philosophy illuminate the central truth of being; the largehearted art and activism of Sister Corita Kent — you can catch … Continue reading The Marginalian Newsletter

Did you know..

Did you know... ... that today is the birthday of Artificial Snow? In 1946, Vincent Schaefer spread the first artificial snow on Mount Greylock, Massachusetts. This first attempt to modify natural clouds in the field through "cloud seeding" began during a flight that began in upstate New York. Schaefer dumped six pounds of dry ice … Continue reading Did you know..

FP Editor’s picks – via FP newsletter

1 Tough on China? For the first time in years, Japan’s new foreign minister was appointed for his qualifications rather than his party politics. His big test now is navigating relations with Beijing, William Sposato writes. 2 Master pretenders. Around the world, authoritarian leaders invoke the law to justify repressive policies. Their approach is farcical—and entirely rational, FP’s … Continue reading FP Editor’s picks – via FP newsletter

Top 10 Disturbingly Dark Moments In Spider-Man History

by Deana J. Samuels fact checked by Jamie Frater If there is one superhero in all of fiction that could be said to stand alongside Superman in terms of sheer popularity and depth of lore, it would be Spider-Man. Since 1962, Peter Parker, victim of the radioactive spider bite that changed the face of American fiction, has … Continue reading Top 10 Disturbingly Dark Moments In Spider-Man History


WORD OF THE DAY Tinctorial tinGK-TOR-ee-əl Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, mid 17th century 1 Relating to dyeing, coloring, or staining properties. Examples of Tinctorial in a sentence "The concentrated solution had a strong tinctorial ability." "Permanent markers' tinctorial capabilities make it difficult to remove from cloth."

10 Shocking Things Found in a Cave

10 Shocking Things Found in a Cave by John Munoz fact checked by Rachel Jones Like it nor not, this planet is covered in a weblike network of caves, and they run deeper than you’ll ever know. For every space we construct above ground, nature has made its own below. And most aren’t filled with couches and … Continue reading 10 Shocking Things Found in a Cave

Optimism is a tool by Seth Godin

Optimism is a tool We generally adopt a posture of optimism or pessimism as a response (or reaction) to external events. We see how things are unfolding and make a decision about what to expect. We feel like we need to justify our response based on the facts on the ground. But that doesn’t actually … Continue reading Optimism is a tool by Seth Godin

Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Press Information Bureau Government of India •Update on COVID-19 Vaccine Availability in States/UTs •India’s Cumulative COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage exceeds 111.40 Cr •IREDA Registers All-Time High Half-Yearly PAT •People with special needs require our empathy and not sympathy: Vice President •52nd IFFI announces Line up of films selected for Debut Competition •Multicopter DRONE design & developed … Continue reading Requested Ministry-wise PIB releases.

Top 10 Twisted Theories About the Future of Technology

by George Smith fact checked by Rachel Jones In the blink of an eye, technology has taken us from prey to predator and from caves to the cosmos. It’s moved so fast that parent and child no longer live the same life, and it’s only getting faster. Every day technology grows and mutates. Some futurologists see a … Continue reading Top 10 Twisted Theories About the Future of Technology