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2012-05-04 09:17:34

The North Star, the Pole Star, the Guiding Star, Polaris: Its many names reflect the many centuries humans have gazed northward to it for guidance. However, recent studies have shown that the North Star is losing mass at a significant rate. Will Polaris, steadfast beacon for early sailors and adventurers alike, vanish from the night sky? Hilding Neilson of the Argelander Institute of Astronomy at the University of Bonn in Germany thinks that he and his colleagues have unlocked the answer...

2010-06-02 13:28:00

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Luminosity Marketing, announces the release of its Boomerang Consumer Study, a research effort that analyzed the lifestyles, values and purchasing habits of a consumer group known as Boomerangers. Boomerang consumers are defined as young adults who, after living away from home, have returned to live with their parents. The study was conducted using the Luminosity Real-Time Lifestyle Map®, a proprietary research tool that deploys mobile...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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