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2010-03-29 09:18:23

In a time when only a handful of TV news stations employ a dedicated science reporter, TV weathercasters may seem like the logical people to fill that role, and in many cases they do.

2009-08-04 23:13:49

About half of U.S. car trips are less than 5 miles and U.S.

2009-08-03 15:18:18

About half of the car trips in the U.S. are less than five miles—a distance easily navigated by walking or cycling.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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