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2005-09-26 00:44:42

By Jonathan Cohen NEW YORK (Billboard) - Three previously unreleased tracks will see the light of day on the Nirvana compilation, "Sliver: The Best of the Box," which will arrive November 1. In addition to "Spank Thru" from the famed 1985 "Fecal Matter" demo tape, the 1990 studio outtake "Sappy" and a pre-"Nevermind" rehearsal recording of "Come as You Are," the Geffen Records release boasts 19 tracks drawn from the 2004 boxed set "With the Lights Out." Here is the track list for...

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2005-01-27 07:43:29

NIST -- A key process that enhances the production of nuclear energy in the interior of dense stars has been re-created in the laboratory for the first time by physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The work may help scientists study topics such as nuclear fusion as a possible energy source and demonstrates a new method for studying and modeling dense stellar objects such as white dwarfs. The NIST experiments, described in the Jan. 18 issue of Physical...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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