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2012-06-25 23:04:11

Medical alert expert Joe Thoron publishes a new tool to help average consumers make better decisions when they buy a medical alert system. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 ElderlyMedicalAlertSystems.com announces that medical alert expert Joe Thoron has published a brief introduction to the essential areas people should think about before buying an alert system. The list, formatted as a single-page flyer, is designed to be posted at senior centers, churches, doctors´ offices, and...

2012-03-21 14:09:02

Plants have long been known as the lungs of the earth, but a new finding has found they may also play a role in electrifying the atmosphere. Scientists have long-suspected an association between trees and electricity but researchers from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) think they may have finally discovered the link. Dr Rohan Jayaratne and Dr Xuan Ling from QUT's International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health (ILAQH), led by Professor Lidia Morawska, ran experiments in...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'