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2012-04-18 10:31:05

Women are more prone to knee injuries than men, and the findings of a new study suggest this may involve more than just differences in muscular and skeletal structure — it shows that males and females also differ in the way they transmit the nerve impulses that control muscle force. Scientists at Oregon State University found that men control nerve impulses similar to individuals trained for explosive muscle usage — like those of a sprinter — while the nerve impulses of...

2009-11-05 15:54:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, November 6, Dan Stein, the President of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) will join Representatives Joe Wilson, Nathan Deal, Dean Heller, Sam Johnson, and Marsha Blackburn to discuss the weak verification measures in the House health care reform bill. According to analysis from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) the number of illegal immigrants who would eligible to receive government subsidized...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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