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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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