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Education News Archive - June 10, 2010

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On Thursday, June 10, Dr Jeff Luvall, a research scientist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, will answer questions about "Tracking Sickness from Space."

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Long Island, NY, teenager turns a part-time internship into cutting-edge biomedical innovations and international honors.

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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