Science / Geology / Lode: A rich accumulation of minerals in solid rock. Frequently in the form of a vein, layer or an area with a large concentration of disseminated particles. (See placer deposit for contrast.)


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Teroldego: (aka Teroldego Rotaliano). Red-wine grape grown in the Trentino region of Italy. Used to normally produce an agreeable, deep red, blackberrylike flavored varietal wine. In the right conditions it is c MORE

Platinum (Pt)

Science / Periodic Table of Elements / Platinum (Pt): Atomic number: 78, Atomic mass: 195.09 g.mol -1, Electronegativity: 2.2, Density: 21.4 g.cm-3 at 20°C, Melting point: 1772 °C, Boiling point: 3800 °C, Vanderwaals radius: 0.138 nm, Ionic radius: 0. MORE

Indirect Snap

Entertainment / Football / Indirect Snap: A play in which the ball is handed to the quarterback rather than thrown directly to the ballcarrier by the center as in a direct snap play. So named because the quarterback acts as an intermediary in MORE

Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank)

Business / Finance / Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im Bank): Venture capital jargon. Often a proposed term sheet, might explode or be null and void in a fixed period set to negotiate the final contract. MORE

Big Bang Theory

Science / Biology / Big Bang Theory: A model for the evolution of the universe that holds that all matter and energy in the universe were concentrated in one point, which suddenly exploded. Subsequently, matter condensed to form atoms, MORE