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English language

English language, West Germanic language of the Indo-European language family that is closely related to Frisian, German, and Dutch (in Belgium called Flemish) languages. English originated…

Gunpowder Treason and Plot

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, when Guy Fawkes Day is celebrated throughout Britain. The holiday commemorates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot, a 1605 conspiracy…

General Relativity Turns 100

One hundred years ago this month, Albert Einstein published a series of four papers that introduced the theory of general relativity. After the publication of his theory of special…

Gun Control in the U.S.

“Gun control” refers to any legal measure intended to prevent or restrict the possession or use of guns, particularly firearms. (In a broader historical sense, the term also refers to…