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Science News Archive - July 14, 2007

By Safaei-Ghomi, Javad Bamoniri, Abdolhamid; Hatami, Alireza; Batooli, Hossein Abstract The essential oil of flowering aerial parts of Crambe orientalis L., which belongs to Cruciferae family, was obtained by hydrodistillation method in 0.1% yield and analyzed by GC and GC/ MS.

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Diane Cowan, 46, is a scientist who has made lobsters her life's calling. Every month for the past 15 years, she's counted and catalogued juveniles the hard way - by hand - as part of a census conducted by volunteers from Massachusetts to far eastern Maine.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.