neurotypical adjective without any impairment of or damage to the brain
Children with autism can have 67 per cent more brain neurons than neurotypical kids.
[http://specialneedslove.net/ 02 April 2013]
ring rain noun water that falls to the surface of Saturn from its rings
‘The main effect of ring rain is that it acts to quench the ionosphere of Saturn,’ Mr. O’Donoghue said.
[New York Times (US broadsheet) 16 April 2013]
shadow biosphere noun a hypothetical, invisible world of alternative lifeforms with a completely different biochemistry from our own
The idea of the shadow biosphere is also controversial and is challenged by several other scientists.
[The Observer (UK broadsheet) 14 April 2013]
selfie noun a photograph taken of yourself, often for the purposes of posting on a social-networking website
People take selfies in public, posing everywhere and in every which way.
[The New Yorker (US magazine) 05 June 2013]
phubbing noun the act of snubbing someone in a social setting by looking at your phone instead of paying attention
It sounds cheerfully daft, but there’s an uncomfortable truth at the heart of phubbing: other people are easier to handle when encountered on screen.
[The Independent (UK broadsheet) 05 August 2013]