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2011-02-07 11:12:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the freeze-thaw cycle taking its annual toll on pavement, PennDOT urges motorists to call 1-800-FIX-ROAD (1-800-349-7623) to report the location of potholes on state roads. Callers are asked to be as specific as possible when reporting pothole locations. For state routes, callers must report the county, municipality, street name, or preferably the state route (SR) number found on small, black-and-white signs posted along state...

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2010-07-26 10:40:00

Steering clear of crocodiles and navigating around massive submerged trees, a team of divers began mapping some of the 25 freshwater pools of Cara Blanca, Belize, which were important to the ancient Maya. In three weeks this May, the divers found fossilized animal remains, bits of pottery and "“ in the largest pool explored "“ an enormous underwater cave. This project, led by University of Illinois anthropology professor Lisa Lucero and funded by the National Geographic Society...

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2010-07-23 06:20:00

Researchers sifting through Google Earth images have discovered what may be the world's best-preserved small impact crater in a remote area of the Sahara desert in southwestern Egypt.   The immaculate, 148 ft. wide crater was likely excavated by a fast-moving iron meteorite, a few thousand years ago, scientists said Thursday. Dubbed Kamil, the crater is remarkably preserved when compared with most of the other craters on the Earth's surface, many of which are partially eroded. The...

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2010-03-10 11:20:00

Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has unveiled what could be one of the largest impact craters discovered over the past 10 years, according to a noted Italian scientist. University of Padova scholar Giovanni Monegato, who presented his findings during the recent Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas, was one of the researchers who spotted the 30-mile ring using satellite imagery. He states that the geologic feature, located near the Unia River, became...

2010-02-25 11:40:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the ravages of winter subside and temperatures rise, there is probably a pothole out there with your name on it, cautions the Car Care Council. Record cold temperatures, snow and rainfall in many parts of the country have created the perfect storm for the motorists' dreaded "perils of potholes period." Drivers know immediately when they hit a pothole. The heart-stopping, teeth-jarring noise is hard to mistake. However, it's not always...

2009-09-09 12:24:38

A University of Illinois archaeologist says she will lead a team that will be the first to explore the sacred pools of the southern Mayan lowlands in Belize. Professor Lisa Lucero said she will lead a team of expert divers, a geochemist and an archaeologist in the expedition, funded by the National Geographic Society, to investigate the cultural significance and environmental history and condition of three of the 23 pools of Cara Blanca, in central Belize. The groundwater-filled sinkholes in...

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2009-04-15 17:00:00

Village officials in Navestock, England, said they are refusing to repair potholes as a cost-cutting measure and as a method of preventing people from speeding. The Navestock Parish Council said in an article delivered to residents that people should stop complaining about the verges and potholes because the road flaws cost a lot to repair, The Daily Mail reported Wednesday. Coupled with potholes there is an ongoing cry for speed limits. Well, potholes are the original traffic calming...

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2009-04-09 11:30:00

A group of Chicago residents say they filled 15 potholes in neighborhood roads since city construction crews apparently had better things to do. Elce Redmond of the South Austin Coalition said after fruitlessly waiting for city workers to come to fill in blocks of massive potholes, group members took care of the road repairs themselves, the Chicago Tribune said Thursday. The city's not doing it, so residents need to take the matter into their own hands, Redmond said. While a Chicago...

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2009-02-25 08:55:52

Researchers are exploring extreme conditions for life in a place not known for extremes. As little as 20 meters (66 feet) below the surface of Lake Huron, the third largest of North America's Great Lakes, peculiar geological formations"”sinkholes made by water dissolving parts of an ancient underlying seabed"”harbor bizarre ecosystems where the fish typical of the huge freshwater lake are rarely to be seen. Instead, brilliant purple mats of cyanobacteria"”cousins of microbes...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Crater -- A crater is a circular depression on the surface of a planet, moon, asteroid, or other celestial body. Craters are typically caused by meteorite impacts, although some are caused by volcanic activity. In the center of craters on Earth a crater lake often accumulates, and in craters formed by meteorites a central island (caused by rebounding crustal rock after the impact) is usually a prominent feature in the lake. Ancient craters whose relief has disappeared leaving only a...

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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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