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2009-09-21 08:08:37

Details about how uranium and plutonium move around underground suggest ways to stop them Researchers from around the world will be presenting at Migration '09: 12th International Conference on the Chemistry and Migration Behavior of Actinides and Fission Products in the Geosphere. The meeting is being held near one of the pioneer locations of nuclear technology, the Hanford Site . Migration '09 will focus on recent developments in the fundamental chemistry of radioactive elements known as...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'