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International News Archive - June 15, 2009

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Large numbers of starfish have been showing up in southern New England this year, blanketing the seafloor and washing up on beaches, observers say.

Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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