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2012-06-06 23:00:45

A marketing professor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has spent years studying the hookah pipe phenomenon growing around college campuses. She wants to debunk the myths surrounding hookah -- primarily that it is safer than cigarette smoking - and develop messages to counter those myths. Her research has been published in several major journals. (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Merlyn Griffiths is dazzled by the beauty of hookah pipes. But, she has learned, even beautiful things can...

2012-03-29 14:43:43

The dinosaurs of the Cretaceous may have faced an unexpected hazard: fire! In a paper published online today, researchers from Royal Holloway University of London and The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago have shown that during the Cretaceous (145-65 million years ago) fire was much more widespread than previously thought. The researchers traced fire activity in the fossil record through the occurrence of charcoal deposits, compiling a global database for this time interval....

2011-12-22 11:00:00

Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Interviews Winston Kao on Chemical Pollution, Water, Soils and High Density Nutrition. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio talk show and Founder of Bio-Logic Aqua Research, recently interviewed researcher and inventor Winston Kao of Natural Plus Plus. Mr. Kao's research interests include water, pollution, high density nutrition, fluoridation and the decline in soil nutrition due to...

2011-05-25 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) THURSDAY, MAY 26: HOLIDAY COOKOUTS Profile America -- Thursday, May 26th. This coming holiday weekend will see the great seasonal migration to decks, balconies and backyards to fire up our gas or charcoal grills. May is not only National Barbecue Month but also National Hamburger Month. While...

2011-05-02 16:21:46

Carbon nanofibers assembled into photonic crystals change color as activated charcoal filters become saturated with dangerous vapors A new kind of sensor could warn emergency workers when carbon filters in the respirators they wear to avoid inhaling toxic fumes have become dangerously saturated. In a recent issue of the journal Advanced Materials, a team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego and Tyco Electronics describe how they made the carbon nanostructures and...

2011-03-10 07:37:00

OAKLAND, Calif., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- If Americans had a national style of cooking, it would be barbecue. And now, just in time for the extra hour of sunlight provided by daylight saving time, America's national culinary pastime has an online destination for enthusiasts to share - Kingsford® Charcoal's new website, Grilling.com. Grilling.com was created for people who prefer their food cooked outdoors, no matter the season. Loaded with mouth watering recipes...

2011-03-02 00:00:26

Forget about the gas versus charcoal debate. The key to better grilling is at the grate, where the meat meets the heat. GrillGrates are a redesign of the grilling surface from the bottom up. GrillGrates are interlocking panels that simply lay on top of the existing grid to form a new grilling surface on any grill. The hard anodized aluminum panels keep flare-ups down while keeping the juices sizzling with the food and out of the flames. Cartersville, GA (PRWEB) March 1, 2011 GrillGrates are...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'