Word of the Day
abiogenesis ey-bahy-oh-JEN-uh-sis, ab-ee-oh- noun; Biology: the theory that living organisms can arise spontaneously from inanimate matter; spontaneous generation. — Dictionary.com
Website of the Day
Universe Today
Keep up to date with the latest space and astronomy news, views of Earth and space, podcasts plus a detailed guide to space at Universe Today.
Number to Know
800: During an Antarctic exploration gone wrong, Ernest Shackleton’s boat Endurance is lost. To save his crew, Shackleton sailed 800 nautical miles from Elephant Island to South Georgia in a lifeboat.
This Day in History
May 10, 1893: The Supreme Court of the United States rules in Nix vs. Hedden that a tomato is a vegetable, not a fruit, under the Tariff Act of 1883.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Bono, Irish singer-songwriter (U2), actor and activist, 54
Daily Quote
“To be one, to be united is a great thing. But to respect the right to be different is maybe even greater.” — Bono