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Clinton Addresses Biological Weapons Conference In Geneva
2011-12-07 10:49:45

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today addressed the Biological Weapons Convention -- a 1975 treaty outlawing their production and use -- in Geneva. Clinton is seeking to rally international efforts against the biological weapon threat, warning of the potential that new gene assembly technology could be used by terrorist groups to create new biological weapons. She said the emerging gene synthesis industry offers benefits to researchers “but it could also potentially be used...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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