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Science News Archive - July 23, 2007

Flotek Industries, Inc. (AMEX: FTK), a technology-driven growth company servicing the oil, gas, and mining industries, is opening a new CESI Chemical Research and Development facility in The Woodlands, Texas.

Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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