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2012-04-16 21:48:21

The NSF-funded research will be presented at the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting in Memphis, Tenn. University of Cincinnati research is revealing early farming in a former wetlands region that was largely cut off from Western researchers until recently. The UC collaboration with the Southern Albania Neolithic Archaeological Project (SANAP) will be presented April 20 at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). Susan Allen, a professor in the UC...

2010-03-03 07:15:00

LOS ANGELES, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The once-predictable business cycle has become highly disrupted. Could any business have anticipated Y2K, 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Asian Financial Crises (and Bird Flu), Hurricane Katrina, tsunamis, Mad Cow, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the U.S. liquidity crisis, and triple-digit fluctuations in energy and raw materials prices? What other disasters (natural or otherwise) loom ahead? "Because volatility has become the norm, future scenarios...

2008-08-04 00:00:16

By Syed Umar Ariff BATU PAHAT: Muhd Emmer Ashraf Khamsan gets a RM25 weekly allowance from his father, Khamsan Omar. Most of that money is spent on meals at his school's canteen during recess. The 16-year-old said he spent RM3 each day on food and drink. "I normally spend RM3 on a plate of fried mee, a small piece of chicken and a drink," said the SMK Sri Gading student. Muhd Emmer, the second of two children, said he would save RM2 daily so that he could save up enough pocket money...

2006-02-08 14:15:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Wild grasses that survive well in hot, dry places are helping create new drought-resistant wheat varieties, a science magazine said on Wednesday. Scientists at the International Wheat and Maize Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Mexico have cross-bred "synthetic wheats" created from emmer wheat and goat grass with conventional wheat to create varieties with up to 50 percent higher yields in drought conditions. The technique was originally developed 15 years ago and is now...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'