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2012-03-12 16:26:42

The man who first suspected that the Earth's protective ozone layer was being depleted has died at the age of 84-years-old. Sherwood Rowland, a U.S. chemistry professor, published a paper on the dangers of chloroflourocarbons (CFCs) in 1974. He received a Nobel Prize for his work 20 years later because at the time of his paper being published his ideas were ridiculed. Rowland was a University of California researcher who, along with colleagues, led to some restrictions being placed...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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