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2008-04-28 15:55:00

At the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey kids can learn about science in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Science educator Lisa Silverman showed a group of students how surgery is performed "” on a person dressed in a banana suit, that is."Can everybody say the word 'autoclave?'" Silverman asked while holding up some surgical instruments. "That's a fancy word for an oven-dishwasher that goes at a very high temperature and actually kills the germs."As she guided the children through the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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