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2014-04-14 12:28:49

D.J. Fluker to Make Special Appearance PITTSBURGH, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.

2008-08-27 18:00:00

By Wayne Stackhouse THE beautfiful Italian region of Tuscany is usually associated as a holiday destination for the more well heeled or Prime Ministers with the right friends. But that all seems to be changing as the number of low cost airline destinations increases.

2006-06-12 10:11:13

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 4000-year-old Egyptian alabaster container shaped like a duck and used for a funeral offering has been withdrawn from auction because it may be stolen property, Christie's auction house said on Monday.


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2005-05-26 10:48:13

Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Chemical structure Heating gypsum above approximately 150°C (302°F) partially dehydrates the mineral by driving off exactly 75% of the water contained in its chemical structure. CaSO4·2H2O + heat → CaSO4·½H2O + 1½H2O (steam) The partially dehydrated mineral is called calcium sulfate hemihydrate or calcined gypsum (commonly known as plaster of...

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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.