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NorK

NorK  n.— «Willl South Korea lose face if its soldiers liberate Nork concentration camps? And if that day does not come soon, who will be the next Pyongyang despot?» —“Asian Geopolitics Roundup” by Dan...

icing

icing  n.— «Westwood, a 16-year CFL veteran, is one of a number of pros who think calling a timeout hoping to disrupt a kicker’s concentration—commonly called “icing”—is among the most overrated tactics in pro football. The...

chemo brain

chemo brain  n.— «Years after chemotherapy, some breast cancer patients have subtle memory and concentration problems often dubbed “chemo brain,” a new study shows.» —“Study Shows Brain Changes After Chemo” by Miranda...

rubber room

rubber room  n.— «Once, Watson boasted that he played golf in his own private “rubber room:” a state of concentration and confidence so deep that the perils of the course and his own psyche could not reach him.» —“Slumping...

mascon

mascon  n.— «The scientists used gravity fluctuations measured by NASA’s GRACE satellites to peer beneath Antarctica’s icy surface, and found a 200-mile-wide plug of mantle material—a mass concentration, or “mascon” in...

nootrope

nootrope  n.— «If you haven’t already heard the term nootrope, better jot it down. Chances are you’ll hear it a lot in the future. A marriage of the Greek words noos, for “mind,” and tropein, for “toward,” it refers...