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Image 1 - Galaxies Are Ultimate Recyclers
2011-11-18 04:02:02

New observations by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are expanding astronomers' understanding of the ways in which galaxies continuously recycle immense volumes of hydrogen gas and heavy elements. This process allows galaxies to build successive generations of stars stretching over billions of years. This ongoing recycling keeps some galaxies from emptying their "fuel tanks" and stretches their star-forming epoch to over 10 billion years. This conclusion is based on a series of Hubble...

2011-10-27 07:00:00

Local insurance agency, Encharter Insurance, to speak about relevant social media tactics area business owners can employ. Amherst, MA (PRWEB) October 27, 2011 Encharter Insurance is proud to announce that the agency will be hosting a seminar on social media use for business, titled âœTaming the Social Media Beastâ. The event will be held on November 2 from 6-7:30pm at the UMass Amherst Campus Center in Amherst, MA. The event will be the second of its...

2011-05-12 00:00:45

Western Monmouth Utilities Authority increases productivity with integration into its GIS mapping with Discrete Wireless Web Services while reducing fuel costs by 10 percent Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 Atlanta-based Discrete Wireless, Inc., (http://www.discretewireless.com), the value leader in GPS vehicle management and fleet tracking solutions, today announced its customer, Western Monmouth Utilities Authority (WMUA), was able to increase driver productivity by 25% through...

2011-04-19 10:35:00

Delivering Ken Feinberg Distinguished History Lecture on Sports and Society, Weiner Will Assert Bonds and Ramirez Just tip of Iceberg and Will Recommend Corrections AMHERST, Mass. and WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former White House Drug Spokesman Robert Weiner will speak on "Sports and Drugs--A Sordid History" in giving the Ken Feinberg Distinguished History Lecture Wednesday at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Weiner said he will assert that this week's...

2011-04-15 15:40:00

Delivering Ken Feinberg Distinguished History Lecture On Sports And Society, Weiner Will Assert Barry Bonds Just Tip Of Iceberg And Will Recommend Corrections Open to Public AMHERST, Mass., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former White House Drug Spokesman Robert Weiner will deliver the Ken Feinberg Distinguished History Lecture Wednesday on "Sports and Drugs--A Sordid History." Weiner said he will assert that the Barry Bonds verdict is "just the tip of the iceberg" and will...

2011-03-09 18:09:00

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, March 7, Professor Lyle Craker, Director of the Medicinal Plant Program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, filed the final brief in his ten-year fight to persuade the Drug Enforcement Administration to allow him to grow marijuana for medical research. Craker is represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and law firm Jenner & Block. Craker is seeking a license to grow marijuana under contract to the...

2011-01-24 14:22:00

NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New Bedford Mayor Scott Lang is bringing his Oceans and Fisheries Council to this week's meeting of the New England Fisheries Management Council. New Bedford is the Nation's top fishing port. The Mayor aims to focus the attention of Management Council members on the technical details of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's request to Commerce Secretary Gary Locke for an emergency increase in groundfish allocation levels, and for...

2010-10-15 10:44:00

BOSTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bunker Hill Community College has received National Science Foundation funding to provide international experience for computer information technology students. With the grant, up to eight BHCC students planning to continue their technology degrees at the University of Massachusetts Boston will study next summer at Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. At the end of the summer, the students will return to attend UMass Boston as juniors in...

2010-10-11 09:00:00

To Protest Poor Staffing Conditions, the Proposed Closure of Needed Beds along with Wage and Benefit Cuts, While UMass Memorial is Posting Profits of More Than $90 Million Hundreds of Nurses from Across the State Plan to Join the Demonstration As the MNA Convention is Being Held at DCU Center That Day Protest Underscores Growing Unrest Between the State's Nurses and Hospital Administrators As the Industry Exploits the Current Economic Climate to Cut Costs at the Patients' Expense...


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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