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Science Of School Lunch
2014-05-27 03:02:45

By Lee Ann Cox, The University of Vermont In terms of ambience, Charlotte Central’s cafeteria is -- well, conjure up your own elementary school lunch experience. There’s more than one reason to run to recess. But on a recent visit to observe a group of researchers from UVM’s Johnson Lab, the lunch ladies were serving up something more likely to be found on a restaurant menu: risotto with mushrooms and peas. It’s the result of a host of programs by schools around Vermont to offer...

2012-02-09 11:20:28

Scientists have found that only about ten percent of the fall-run Chinook salmon spawning in California's Mokelumne River are naturally produced wild salmon.

2008-07-14 09:00:43

By Rachel Johnson, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 14--Aiken's version of the Tony Awards invites you to vote. Your opinion matters and your vote has influence at the Aiken Community Playhouse 2007-08 season awards. Voting is taking place online and at the ACP.

2008-07-13 09:00:36

By Rachel Johnson, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 13--For one brave group of men and women in Aiken County, Saturday was a day to celebrate their successes, lend support to friends and indulge in a cool treat.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.