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Summers Are Getting Warmer
2012-11-13 20:13:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, summer climates in regions across the globe are mostly warming. Scientists from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences headquartered at the University of Colorado Boulder performed an analysis of 90 years of observational data to reveal how the summers are changing. "It is the first time that we show on a local scale that...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'