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2009-06-02 16:15:00

U.S. researchers have created a digital library and search engine that now holds more than 1 million journal articles and can be easily accessed by anyone. Pennsylvania State University scientists said the library, called CiteSeerX, is based in the university's College of Information Sciences and Technology. It is designed to enhance the dissemination of scientific literature by making papers and other documents easier to locate online, the school said. The library provides resources such as...

2008-07-17 21:00:23

By Katie Drake, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 17--You might have stepped into Chesterfield without even noticing. Many West Valley City residents are unaware this little hamlet next to the Jordan River even exists. But the neighborhood has a long history, stretching back long before West Valley became incorporated. New development has come to the area in intervening years, and though the look of the area has changed, the philosophy remains the same: tenacity and a willingness to fight...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).