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Science News Archive - December 01, 2003

By PATRICK CONDON DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Doctors have used small cameras on snaking tubes for years to check patients' intestinal troubles.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'