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2009-03-19 08:28:14

A University of Missouri study published in Nature this week has found that the Earth's crust melts easier than previously thought.

2009-03-02 07:15:00

ATLANTA, March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Craft-Art Company, the national leader in custom, high-end, solid wood countertops, is introducing its latest countertop line, Heritage Wood Countertops.

2009-02-28 21:10:00

NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's sagging economy may make you hesitant to tackle large home improvement projects.

2009-02-17 07:00:00

VANCOUVER, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX.V - CVV) ("CanAlaska" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from summer prospecting on its Grease River project.

2009-01-05 19:49:44

Police said they have arrested a father and son who allegedly plotted to steal thousands of pounds of tombstones from a granite company in New York state. Investigators said Demetrius Lanier, 35, and his son, Shateek Lanier, 19, attempted to leave Stefanazzi & Spargo Granite Co.

2008-12-03 08:28:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Cosentino(R), a worldwide leader in natural stone, announces the introduction of SenSa(R) with SenGuard(TM) in Lowe's stores nationwide.

2008-09-21 21:00:26

By Abby Lu THERE was one thing that evaded our mothers' scrutiny when they lectured us on the health hazards of ordinary things such as mobile phones, microwave ovens and barbequed food ... but it was probably because they didn't know about it either.

2008-09-08 03:00:18

By Baer, Jim The new coke facility will include 120 heat recovery ovens capable of producing approximately 650,000 tons of screened blast furnace coke per year, which will be sold to U.S. Steel under a 15- year contract. What it does is make U.S.


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2005-05-25 18:45:14

Rhyolite is an igneous, volcanic (extrusive) rock, of felsic composition, with aphanitic to porphyritic texture. Mineral assembly is usually quartz, alkali feldspar and plagioclase (in a ratio > 1:2). Biotite and pyroxene are common accessory minerals. Rhyolite can be considered as the extrusive equivalent to the plutonic granite rock. Due to their high content of silica, rhyolite form highly viscous lavas. They can also occur as breccias or in volcanic necks and dikes. Like obsidian,...

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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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