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Old Math Sheds New Light On Black Holes
2012-12-17 21:26:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online To mark what would have been the 125th birthday of the legendary Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, an Emory University professor has shown the math icon´s century-old writings might lead to a better understanding of the properties of black holes. “No one was talking about black holes back in the 1920s when Ramanujan first came up with mock modular forms, and yet, his work may unlock secrets about them,”...

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2009-03-18 13:34:02

Kelly Clarkson's All I Ever Wanted is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday. Coming in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 is The-Dream's Love vs. Money, followed by U2's No Line on the Horizon at No. 3, J. Holiday's Round 2 at No. 4 and Taylor Swift's Fearless at No. 5. Rounding out the top tier are Lady GaGa's The Fame at No. 6, Nickelback's Dark Horse at No. 7, Beyonce's I Am... Sasha Fierce at No. 8, Jamie Foxx's Intuition at No. 9 and Chris Cornell's Scream at No. 10.

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2008-12-18 10:21:45

The casts of Boston Legal, Dexter, House, Mad Men and The Closer were nominated for the Screen Actors Guild prize for best ensemble in a TV drama. The casts of 30 Rock, Desperate Housewives, Entourage, The Office and Weeds were nominated in the comedy series ensemble category. Nominated for outstanding performance by an actor in a drama series are Michael C. Hall from Dexter, Jon Hamm from Mad Men, Hugh Laurie from House and James Spader and William Shatner from Boston Legal. Vying for the...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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