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2010-08-30 20:03:21

Decline may affect at-risk shorebirdsA distinct decline in horseshoe crab numbers has occurred that parallels climate change associated with the end of the last Ice Age, according to a study that used genomics to assess historical trends in population sizes.  The new research also indicates that horseshoe crabs numbers may continue to decline in the future because of predicted climate change, said Tim King, a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey and a lead author on the new study...

2008-07-23 18:00:45

By Anne Williams, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Ore. Jul. 23--MARCOLA -- For Marcola Superintendent Rolla Weber and his school board, saying "yes" to Tim King last fall was one of the easiest decisions in years. King, a Clackamas charter school developer, will open two new Marcola-based charter schools -- one an online "Web academy," the other allowing students to take courses at Lane Community College -- that between them could eventually place as many as 800 students on the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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