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2010-06-23 01:13:31

The Human Genome Project, along with numerous parallel efforts to solve the DNA sequences of hundreds of animal, plant, fungal, and microbe genomes in the last few decades, has produced enormous amounts of genetic data with which researchers are struggling to keep pace. Knowing gene sequences, after all, may not directly reveal what roles that genes play in the actual manifestation of physical traits (or phenotypes) of an organism -- including their roles in human diseases. To help navigate...

2009-06-04 17:24:41

Police in Pennsylvania said a beekeeper successfully relocated a 4-inch-thick swarm of 7,000 to 8,000 bees from a resident's fence. Southwest Regional police Chief John Hartman said he was awed by the sight of the bees when he and other police arrived at the scene of the swarm outside Bernadette Rodger's Belle Vernon home, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported Thursday. It looked like a rug hanging over the fence, Hartman said. But you could see that the bees were moving around. It was...

2009-04-14 07:15:00

New online resource evaluates laptop offers, reviews products, provides latest industry news CLEVELAND, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- "Free laptops": No joke, such enticing offers are everywhere - but many are scams. However, some are not, making it tough to determine the difference between legitimate deals and rip-offs. And that's exactly what the new website FreeLaptopsFast.com aims to address for the thousands of consumers drawn to free laptop offers. FreeLaptopsFast.com...


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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