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2014-07-08 23:00:19

The Geological Society of America will recognize outstanding scientific achievements and distinguished service to the profession at its 2014 Annual Meeting & Exposition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. GSA’s highest honors, the Penrose Medal, the Arthur L. Day Medal, and the Young Scientist Award (Donath Medal) will be received by Susan W. Kieffer of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lisa Tauxe of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography–UC San Diego, and...

2014-04-16 23:07:15

Abstract submission is now open for The Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting & Exposition, to be held 19-22 October 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The meeting continues GSA’s 126-year tradition of excellence for scientific exchange, education, professional growth, and networking. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Abstract submission is now open for The Geological Society of America's Annual Meeting & Exposition,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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