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2011-05-04 12:55:00

A new isotopic analysis of meteorites that have been in storage on Earth for quite some time points to a very reasonable scientific conclusion that Mars once had sea beds that were warm, wet and rich in organic chemicals.

2008-07-04 06:00:54

By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun Jul. 4--John Brandenburg used to run his oil-fired furnace year-round because it heated water for showers and sinks as well as for the baseboard heaters in his Howard County home.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.