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2015-03-04 12:25:31

Nominations Open Through March 31, 2015 NEW YORK and PITTSBURGH, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced the panel of esteemed

2015-03-03 23:08:51

eCivis was selected by the City of Pittsburgh to provide web-based grants research, training, and tracking and management software to bring in more grant funding. Pasadena,

2015-03-03 23:02:00

Versatex Building Products, LLC assembled a panel of outstanding builders and remodeling experts, inviting them to share professional insights.

2015-03-02 12:27:39

Special Appearances by Blair Wiggins and Guy Harvey PITTSBURGH, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel

2015-03-02 12:27:37

Special Appearance Saturday by Dale Murphy PITTSBURGH, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S.-based, full-line omni-channel sporting

2015-03-02 12:26:38

PITTSBURGH, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hill House Association (www.hillhouse.org) is proud to present six-time Tony

2015-02-27 23:15:17

Highmark Health of Pittsburgh announced today that Joseph C.

Google Lunar Xprize
2015-02-24 12:30:53

Two rival teams competing for a share of $30 million in the Google Lunar XPrize competition are calling a temporary truce and joining forces to share a rocket ride to the moon next year.


Latest Pittsburgh Reference Libraries

2012-06-18 04:57:13

Symbol: CRPO11 Group: Dicot Family: Rosaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    N Distribution: CrataegusporrectaAshe distribution:USA(IL, PA) Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons...

Tyrannosaurus
2012-03-21 21:47:44

Tyrannosaurus, meaning “tyrant lizard,” was a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (68 to 65 million years ago). It was among the last non-avian dinosaurs to exist prior to the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event. Perhaps the most famous Tyrannosaurus species, T. rex, was named in 1905 by Henry Fairfield Osborn, president of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). Teeth belonging to Tyrannosaurus were first discovered in 1874 by A. Lakes near Golden...

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Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.