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2008-10-30 15:55:00

New research shows that turning back the clock one hour for daylight savings time may actually be good for your heart.  The Swedish study found that while adjusting clocks forward one hour during spring increases the risk of myocardial infarction in the following week, setting them back during fall reduces the risk, albeit to a lesser extent. The researchers examined records dating back to 1987 and found that the number of heart attacks went down on the Monday after clocks were turned...

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2007-03-09 11:05:00

Normally the switch to daylight-saving time isn't a big deal, but this Sunday, Jeff Ronner has to put people on the case. Ronner is a San Francisco-area field services manager for technology outsourcer Perot Systems Corp. (PER), and he handles computer systems for a big Perot client, Catholic Healthcare West. This week he was putting final touches on his plan to make certain that Catholic HealthCare's voicemail systems and other networks recognize daylight time. Those computers, like those of...

2006-03-06 05:57:05

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka will permanently move its clocks back by half an hour in April, a senior official said on Monday, putting the island five and a half hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in line with neighbor India. The director of the policy research and information unit at the Sri Lanka's president's office, Lucien Rajakarunanayake, said the decision came after parents complained that it was still dark when children left for school in the mornings. "It is the...

2005-07-21 16:37:44

By Tom Doggett and Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Beginning in 2007, Americans may spring forward sooner and fall back later if a plan to expand U.S. daylight-saving time approved by House and Senate negotiators on Thursday becomes law. Negotiators agreed to move the start of daylight-saving time in the United States from the first Sunday in April to the second Sunday in March. The end of daylight time would be extended by one week to the first Sunday in November. Daylight-saving...

2005-07-19 13:16:57

Tom Doggett and Chris Baltimore WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A joint Senate-House committee working out the details of a broad U.S. energy bill voted on Tuesday to expand U.S. daylight-saving time by two months to help reduce energy consumption. Negotiators from both chambers are racing against the clock to put a final energy package on President Bush's desk by a self-imposed deadline of Aug. 1. Among the conflicts to be resolved is the cost of energy production tax breaks, which totaled $8...


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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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