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2009-06-25 14:49:51

The American Chemical Society says Fourth of July fireworks across the United States, as well as July 1 for Canada Day observances, might go green. The ACS says a new generation of green fireworks is quietly making its way toward the sky -- green as in environmentally friendly. Fireworks, flares and other pyrotechnics traditionally have included potassium perchlorate as the oxidizer, a material that provides the oxygen that fireworks need to burn, the society said. However, perchlorate is an...

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2009-04-04 10:45:00

Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have discovered the presence of percholrate "“ a chemical used in rocket fuel and also linked to thyroid disease - in 15 different types of baby formulas.Percholrate has been discovered in the water supplies of some cities, and although it can occur naturally, it is usually found in high concentrations due to defense and aerospace sites, according to the AP.Researchers said that levels of the chemical in baby formula could...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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