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2008-09-03 12:25:00

NASA announced Wednesday the new Carl Sagan Postdoctoral Fellowships in Exoplanet Exploration, created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars.

2008-09-02 12:00:00

By Rebecca Lavoie Like a stranded shipwreck survivor on a desert island, I watch the school bus lumber down my street like a Coast Guard cutter finally arriving to rescue me after months of hopeful waiting. Instead of a bonfire to flag it down, I've planted my second grader in the driveway.

2008-09-01 15:15:00

Reruns of the classic U.S. children's program "Mister Rogers' Neighbohood" reportedly won't be seen on many PBS stations this season.

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2008-08-26 09:00:00

The woman Democrats hope will be the next first lady, Michelle Obama, told a packed Democratic National Convention on Monday night that she and her husband understand what America is, where it has come from and where it needs to go.

2008-08-26 00:00:00

By Anne Neville The young woman on the phone sounds thoughtful, introspective, with a slight twang in her pleasant alto voice that becomes more noticeable when she mentions her roots as "just a normal girl from Texas." In fact, Jessica Simpson sounds nothing like the confused "Is this chicken or fish?" ditz from the reality show "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica" or the "I know, buffaloes don't have wings!" scatterbrain from the Pizza Hut commercials.

2008-08-19 06:00:00

By JOHN DINGWALL KIM Wilde's career as a gardening expert is blooming, but she admits she will always be remembered for her hit song Kids in America. The mum of two loves to juggle a career in the garden with being mum to Harry, 10, and Rose, eight. Not to mention her touring commitments.

2008-08-15 03:00:00

A-level records were broken at county schools as more than 9,000 pupils collected their A-level results today. Nerves were jangling in many households as students prepared to find out what their futures held.

2008-08-13 15:00:00

By Barbara Holden Starting kindergarten can be an emotional time for the entire family. Parents' eyes filled with tears, beaming at how big and exciting this kindergarten milestone is; meanwhile, that little kindergartner of yours is a nervous wreck.

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2008-08-07 13:55:00

Sega has rolled out the official video game of the 2008 Olympics in Beijing for PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and mobile phones.

2008-07-22 09:00:00

Would somebody please tell Jesse Jackson to go somewhere _ anywhere _ and sit down? And, while you're at it, pass along the admonishment delivered by the background singers in Isaac Hayes' hit movie theme song from "Shaft" when their well-timed lyric bleeped an offensive word with the refrain: "Shut yo' mouth!" Jesse has grown tiring for those of us who have long known and said that the most dangerous place to be is between the Rev.


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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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