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2009-04-07 23:45:00

Powerful aftershocks caused renewed fears throughout central Italy on Tuesday, as emergency crews rescued a young woman alive from the remains of a collapsed building some 42 hours after the main earthquake hit the region. Rescuers found 20-year-old student Eleonora Calesini alive among the ruins of the five-story building in central L'Aquila, according to an Associated Press report citing her grandfather, Renato Calesini, from the seaside town of Mondaini. The woman, who wears a hearing aid,...

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2008-02-21 10:25:00

Scientists say they may be able to prove the existence of the female G spot. Researchers told New Scientist magazine that women who reported having orgasms often had an area of thicker tissue beyond the "front" wall of the vagina, but they were cautious about claiming that the new finding pointed to absolute proof. Dr Emmanuele Jannini and her colleagues at the University of L'Aquila conducted the study which consisted of 20 women in Italy. By using ultrasound technology to gain measurements,...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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