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2009-01-16 16:05:00

A survey suggests that a growing number of people are unable to see the night sky because of glare from poorly designed outdoor lights in built up areas.In an attempt to study these conditions, the Campaign to Protect Rural England and the British Astronomical Association had some 1,829 members of the UK public counting stars for the study.During the study, they were asked to focus on the constellation of Orion, one of the most easily identified.There are about 50 of Orion's stars that could...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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