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Has The Mystery Of New World Bottle Gourds Finally Been Solved?
2014-02-11 11:49:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known to early Native Americans as a canteen or storage container, the bottle gourd was once considered an essential accessory. Since wild versions of the gourd don’t grow in the Americas, scientists have long wondered how it originated in the New World. A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science (PNAS) has found an answer: it floated across the ocean from Africa. "The bottle gourd's always been...

2010-09-24 14:45:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Planning Organization today announced the creation of Green Capital Home Improvement, an enterprise designed to showcase UPO's ability in "green systems home improvement techniques" and at the same time provide employment opportunities for Washington, DC residents. "Our launching of Green Capital Home Improvement is UPO's effort in helping Washington, DC become a much greener, eco-friendly city," noted Dana M. Jones, UPO's...

2009-07-21 19:35:00

MU researchers extract starch grains from gourd and squash artifacts and learn about ancient feastThe party was over more than 4,000 years ago, but the remnants still remain in the gourds and squashes that served as dishware. For the first time, University of Missouri researchers have studied the residues from gourds and squash artifacts that date back to 2200 B.C. and recovered starch grains from manioc, potato, chili pepper, arrowroot and algarrobo. The starches provide clues about the...

2008-07-31 21:00:22

CALABASH, N.C. _ An engine fire at sea Wednesday morning forced 26 passengers and crew members to jump from their charter-fishing boat into the ocean, where they clung to rubber life rafts and watched the burning boat sink until help arrived. "I didn't know at the time if I was making the right decision," said captain Dan Manos of the Miss Calabash II, who ordered his passengers into the water. "But once I had been in the water five minutes, I looked at that boat and I knew I did the right...

Word of the Day
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).