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Science News Archive - April 22, 2006

By Karolos Grohmann ATHENS (Reuters) - An international athletics meeting at the birthplace of the Olympic Games in the ancient stadium of Olympia has been scrapped after scientists vetoed the plan for fear it could damage the historic site.

President George W. Bush marked Earth Day on Saturday by highlighting technology that could reduce U.S. dependence on oil, while Democrats used a spike in gas prices to criticize White House energy policy.

President George W. Bush marked Earth Day on Saturday by promoting technology that could reduce U.S. dependence on oil, while Democrats used a spike in gasoline prices to slam White House energy policy.

Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.