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2009-11-04 12:15:00

A poll conducted for Britain's Science Museum on Wednesday named the X-ray the most important modern scientific achievement, beating out the Apollo spacecraft and DNA, AFP reported. The museum curators selected 10 of the greatest achievements in science, technology and engineering to be voted on by nearly 50,000 members of the public. The X-ray machine topped the votes, while the discovery of penicillin antibiotics came second, followed by the DNA double helix. Next was the Apollo 10 space...

2009-05-29 12:00:00

With an Expansive Line-Up of FINAL FANTASY Games, the Company Announces New Portfolio of Games across Action, Shooter and RTS Genres Developed from Around the World LOS ANGELES, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Square Enix, Inc., the publisher of Square Enix(R) interactive entertainment products in North America, announced today a broad lineup of titles for the 2009 E3 Expo, taking place between June 2 - 4. Highlighting the steps it has taken to become a more global entertainment company, Square Enix...

2008-06-17 00:00:09

Pioneering U.S. molecular biologist Gunther Stent, whose research validated the 1953 discovery of the structure of DNA, has died. The New York Times reported Stent died Thursday near his Haverford, Pa., at the age of 84. James D. Watson, who along with Francis H. C. Crick discovered the double-helix structure of DNA, said Stent wrote the textbook that became the most exciting tool for the study of molecular genetics following the finding of the double helix. The book, Molecular Biology...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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