Read this and you'll look smart. You don't have to be intelligent to impress people -- you just have to fake it. Here's a daily list of fascinating articles that will wow your friends, surprise your co-workers and make you seem sharp at a cocktail party or over the lunch counter....
- New technology will allow some of the world's largest telescopes to detect new planets roughly the same size as Earth in what many see as a major boon to the search for extraterrestrial life.
- Did you ever wonder about the origins of terms such as "deadline," "upshot" or "havoc?" Well, you're in luck . The Daily Mail has compiled the etymologies of words with violent origins.
- The credit crisis has sliced up Domino's franchises and others in the fast-food industry forcing stores to close because they could not obtain loans.