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2011-03-22 13:54:38

If given the choice between eating a hot dog or enjoying some rotisserie chicken, consider the hot dog. That's because hot dogs, as well as pepperoni and deli meats, are relatively free of carcinogenic compounds, according to Kansas State University research. But it's a not-so-happy ending for bacon and rotisserie chicken -- especially chicken skin -- because both have higher levels of cancerous material. J. Scott Smith, professor of food chemistry, and a K-State research team have been...

2008-07-29 09:01:08

NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Offshore today announced it has closed on a $350 million equity commitment from Avista Capital Partners, EnCap Investments and the Royal Group for the exploration and development of oil and natural gas resources in the Gulf of Mexico. Royal Offshore, led by Scott Smith and Bill Gregorcyk, controls interests in over 55 shallow and mid-water Gulf of Mexico leases which the company intends to aggressively develop over the next several years. "Royal...


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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