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2014-06-18 12:27:08

REDMOND, Wash., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar, a world leader in the distribution of chemistry and related products and services, will serve as a sponsor of the National You Be The Chemist Challenge® (YBTC) competition - a question-and-answer academic competition for students in the 5th through 8th grades, focused on chemistry and general science. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100630/SF28924LOGO The You Be The Chemist Challenge®, created by the Chemical Educational...

2014-03-27 12:25:54

Installation of Signature Your Brain Exhibit Underway Grand Opening Celebration Set for June 14, 2014 PHILADELPHIA, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion, the largest and most significant expansion in The Franklin Institute's history will open to the public in grand-scale fashion on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The 53,000 square-foot, $41 million dollar pavilion, named in honor of the lead donors whose commitment to science and technology...

2012-10-04 14:44:37

The winners of a contest that encourages scientists and students across the globe to explore fundamental, big questions in astronomy and cosmology will present their proposals and essays in a joint conference Oct. 12-13 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology International Grant and Essay Competition, led by Donald G. York, the Horace B. Horton Professor in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, will award more than $4...


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  • Remarkable; prodigious.
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This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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