General News Archive - August 03, 2009


August is a peak water-use period, but the US Environmental Protection Agency says a few simple tricks could save up to $110 annually on water bills.

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.