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International News Archive - May 07, 2010

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The onset of summer in England has been advancing since the mid 1950s, research from a pair of University of Sheffield geographers has shown.

Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin