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2009-07-03 18:56:37

Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board has drawn criticism for a new logo that some say resembles the symbol for anarchy. The logo, which was designed by Cricket Design Works of Madison, Wis., features an A inside a circle, similar to the traditional symbol for anarchy but with softer lines, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday. Kevin Kennedy, director of the Government Accountability Board, said a board employee pointed out the similarity while reviewing drafts of the design,...


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2009-07-09 17:04:18

Actinium is a radioactive chemical element. The symbol for Actinium is Ac and the atomic number is 89. Actinium was discovered in 1899 by French chemist André-Louis Debierne. It was the first non-primordial radioactive element to be isolated. Actinium is amongst a group of 15 similar elements within the periodic table that make up the actinoid series. This substance was also independently discovered by Friedrich Oskar Giesel in 1902 and named it emanium in 1904. In 1904 he named it...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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