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Dr. Seuss, Alvin Ailey Among Names Selected For 23 Mercury Craters
2012-04-27 03:08:38

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) recently approved a proposal from the MESSENGER Science Team to assign 23 new names to impact craters on Mercury.

2006-08-12 15:33:46

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Evgeni Malkin, the Pittsburgh Penguins' number one pick in 2004, has fled from his Russian club Metallurg Magnitogorsk days after agreeing a new contract, local media reported on Saturday.

2006-01-18 20:37:56

By Gennady Fyodorov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ever since his parents took him to CSKA Moscow's ice hockey school at the age of six, Pavel Bure has had an Olympic dream.

2006-01-18 20:40:06

By Gennady Fyodorov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ever since his parents took him to CSKA Moscow's ice hockey school at the age of six, Pavel Bure has had an Olympic dream.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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