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International News Archive - March 30, 2009

One of the world's biggest cities is trying out a wooden sidewalk to see if it helps keep pedestrians' feet cooler in hot weather, Tokyo officials say. The 80-foot-long test sidewalk in Tokyo's Nihombashi district is made of chipped thinned cedar, a mixture of woodchips and cement, and blocks made from

Word of the Day
deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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