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2011-05-20 06:05:00

A new study found that out of every 25 teens, at least one has "problematic Internet use," and brings in the question: What came first? The chicken or the egg: are teens online because they are depressed or are they depressed because they're spending too much time online? "It's really hard to explain the link," Dr. Aboujaoude, a Stanford researcher and author of the book "Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality", tells Reuters Health. The answer to the chicken or the egg...

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2006-07-05 17:55:06

For the first time, NASA scientists using space-based measurements have directly monitored and measured the complete cycle of water movement for an entire continent. Using satellite data from three Earth-orbiting NASA missions -- Quick Scatterometer (QuikScat), Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (Grace), and Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) -- a science team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., directly observed the seasonal cycling of water into and out of...


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.'