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2011-08-26 04:53:44

  An international team of astronomers has discovered an exotic planet that appears to be made of diamond orbiting a tiny star in our galaxy. The new planet, which is far denser than any other previously known, consists primarily of carbon.  However, its high density has led scientists to calculate the carbon must be crystalline, meaning a large part of the planet would effectively be diamond. "The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is...

2008-10-22 09:00:25

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair has announced that it will open two new Italian bases in the cities of Alghero and Cagliari in March 2009. According to the airline, these two new bases will create eight new domestic and 11 new international routes to and from the island of Sardinia. Ryanair will increase frequency to five daily return flights on the Rome-Milan route from November 24, 2008, and from December 4, 2008, it will add a new route with a twice-daily Rome-Trapani service. Alghero...

2006-04-06 05:18:58

CAGLIARI, Sardinia (Reuters) - Italy has thwarted a planned terror attack, Interior Minister Giuseppe Pisanu was quoted as saying on Thursday during a campaign rally ahead of the April 9-10 general election. "Now I can say it. There was a terrorist plan aimed at our country which was prevented thanks to the controls and preventative measures taken by our (security) apparatus," Pisanu was quoted as saying by Italian news agencies. Pisanu said the target appeared to have been either...


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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