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2010-02-19 08:20:00

New research on lizards supports an old idea about how species can originate. Morphologically distinct types are often found within species, and biologists have speculated that these "morphs" could be the raw material for speciation. What were once different types of individuals within the same population could eventually evolve into separate species. A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, supports this idea. The study documents the disappearance of...

2009-11-15 03:14:00

TORONTO, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Contestants from across the world converged in Toronto last night to put their Rock Paper Scissors talents to the test with the hope of returning home with the coveted championship title. The World RPS Society and Yahoo! Canada are pleased to announce that after five hours of play and nine grueling matches on Saturday night, Tim Conrad will proudly bring home the title to Taylor, Michigan. Facing off against his best friend and teammate in the first...

2009-04-09 06:45:00

ORLANDO, Fla., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Caught up in a sharply declining economy that has many American companies bleeding red, one of Central Florida's leading creative firms is turning purple ... expanding due to rapid growth, and rebranding to reflect its widening mission. On April 8, Hydra Studio -- an Orlando-based studio focused on Web design and development -- relaunched as Purple, Rock, Scissors., a national agency focused on digital strategy. "The color purple represents creativity,...

2009-02-18 11:37:00

Grand Prize of $20,000 Toward Tuition to be Awarded at mtvU's Spring Break Festivities in Panama City Beach, FL PURCHASE, N.Y., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AMP Energy, in conjunction with USA Rock Paper Scissors (USARPS) League, announced today they are launching the first-ever USARPS College ChAMPionship. Following preliminary rounds at 20 campuses across the country and 12 qualifying Spring Break events, co-eds will be given the chance to compete for $20,000 to be used towards college tuition...

2007-12-05 12:00:29

Glen Janken, who has headed an estate and financial planning firm since 1985, today announced the expansion of his Beverly Hills-based organization to initiate Janken Retirement Planning. "Persons looking ahead to retirement, at any age, have special concerns," said Janken. "We've structured our firm to address those concerns personally and offer answers. Individuals and couples looking ahead to their retirement years need to talk to someone who can listen and provide sound advice in...

2006-01-12 04:06:05

By Kimberly Speight LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Kiss rocker Gene Simmons, champion drag-racer John Force and Las Vegas car salesman/infomercial star Chop are among the personalities featured in several new real-life series in production at A&E Network. Also on the cable network's slate is an in-production series of 13 short films that take place in an elevator, along with several other projects in development, including a sketch-comedy pilot featuring George Wendt of...

2005-12-13 00:35:00

By John Crawley WASHINGTON -- A top U.S. security official acknowledged on Monday that small scissors and screwdrivers can be used as weapons aboard aircraft but defended the government's decision to again permit them on airline flights. Kip Hawley, assistant secretary for transportation security, responded to an avalanche of criticism. He told a Senate hearing the agency could better spend its time looking for explosives rather than conducting time-consuming searches of carry-on bags for...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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