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2010-03-18 09:44:13

Measuring the movement of nutrients in Alaska's glacial streams is a "hot topic" for an NSF-supported research team Being on top of an Alaskan glacier was not as cold as Michael Nassry expected. Nassry grew up hunting, fishing, hiking and camping in western Pennsylvania, near his home in Hopwood. "I like the outdoors," he said. With that motivation, he decided he wanted to be an environmental engineer, and found himself in the agricultural and biological engineering program at Penn State...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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