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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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