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2014-01-15 12:20:52

American Institute of Physics and American Astronomical Society jointly honor researcher who helped illuminate the physics of the early universe WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) are pleased to announce that astrophysicist Piero Madau has been selected as the 2014 recipient of the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics, which is given annually to recognize outstanding work in the...

2006-05-10 05:23:00

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman narrowly won the state's Republican gubernatorial primary contest on Tuesday, fending off a challenge by state sports legend Tom Osborne. Heineman, who was named governor in 2005 when predecessor Mike Johanns was selected as U.S. agriculture secretary, defeated challenger Tom Osborne. Heineman, 57, will face Democratic candidate David Hahn in November. Heineman took 49 percent of the more than 197,000 votes cast, and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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