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2009-11-25 13:28:24

Typhoon Nida is in a favorable environment that has enabled it to intensify faster and stronger than previously forecast, and has now exploded into a Super typhoon. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Nida and captured a visible image of the storm revealing a clear eye, which indicates a strong typhoon. The Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Super Typhoon Nida on November 25 at 0355 UTC (November 24 at 10:55...

2006-07-10 22:35:00

SEOUL (Reuters) - A typhoon that killed more than 30 people in China killed at least six in South Korea where it cut a path of destruction across the peninsula with floods and landslides, officials said on Tuesday. Typhoon Ewiniar was headed out to sea after it came over the Korean peninsula on Monday, first striking the southwest coast, and then heading on a northeast track. It dumped as much as 26 cm (10.2 inches) of rain in South Kyongsang province, in the southern part of the country,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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