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Scientists Categorize Smells Ten Groups
2013-09-19 08:44:34

Of all the different odors and smells floating around the globe, scientists say humans can only detect ten basic categories of scents.

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2010-12-20 11:45:00

Finding adds to growing evidence of a biological basis for gender-specific play in humans.

2008-12-22 12:36:17

A shopper at Home Depot in Auburn, Maine, says he discovered two caches of dropped money at the store during visits two days apart. Gil Steward said he found a wallet at the store Tuesday morning that contained nearly $1,000 in cash and while shopping at the same store Thursday morning, he found a green bag stuffed with money, the Sun Journal of Lewiston, Maine, reported Monday. Steward said he took the wallet to the store's customer service counter and the owner, a man in his 20s, thanked...

2008-10-10 15:00:35

LEWISTON - "From Lance Armstrong to Aunt Martha: What Are the Benefits and Risks of Taking Non-Prescription Medical) Supplements?" is the topic of the second installment of a multi-part Mini-Medical School series being offered by Central Maine Medical Center and the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute on Wednesday, Oct.

2008-10-10 15:00:29

LEWISTON - Jacque Grenier, a literacy specialist at Longley Elementary School, recently shared with a group of Bates College students her passion for and knowledge about giving schoolchildren the gift of literacy in a workshop about an effective literacy model known as Project Story Boost.

2008-10-09 15:00:24

LEWISTON - The band Bustopher Jones will provide the music for an evening of contra dancing at the Lewiston Public Library Friday, Oct. 10. Leading the dances will be caller Chrissy Fowler of Belfast.

2008-10-09 15:00:23

LEWISTON - More than 60 people gathered on Sept. 25 at Guthrie's restaurant to hear live performances from six local musical acts - all in the name of building a stronger community. The occasion was the release party for L-A COMP, a compilation CD of 12 musicians from the L-A area.

2008-10-09 15:00:16

LEWISTON - Entering its third year of operation, Trinity Catholic School, 17 Baird Ave., has hired James Wieland as its new development director. His job involves improving communication, marketing, strategic planning, fundraising and offering a supportive role to the principal, Paul Yarnevich.

2008-10-08 15:00:24

LEWISTON - Bates College will present saxophonist Jeff Coffin, known for his work with banjoist Bela Fleck, in a performance with the Thomas Snow Trio Wednesday, Oct. 22.

2008-10-04 15:00:21

Dear Sun Spots: I would like to know if there are any compounding pharmacies in Lewiston and Auburn. Or where is the closest one? - Susan, Auburn. Answer: Compounding pharmacists customize medications for people who need a specific strength or dosage form that is not available commercially.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.