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General News Archive - November 07, 2008

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As the economy falters and food prices rise seemingly as fast as the unemployment rolls, the face of hunger is evolving.

A hurricane warning was posted Friday for the Cayman Islands as Hurricane Paloma strengthened and moved northward in the Caribbean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Paloma was a Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 80 mph at 4 a.m.

Female models have had a negative impact on how women view their own bodies, but male models have an opposite effect on men, U.S. researchers said. Jennifer Aubrey of the University of Missouri looked at the effect of male magazines on college-age men.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.