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Science News Archive - August 04, 2004

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- It turns out that what you long thought to be true is true: Mosquitoes prefer biting some people more than others. "Some people are just more attractive," said Ulrich Bernier, a research chemist with the U.S.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.