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Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A series of entertainments presented in a nightclub.|
|Usage:||The floorshow was spectacular and loud, and the next morning, he had a splitting headache.|
Idiom of the Day
— A sum of money, typically a bribe, paid to a government official or business person so as to facilitate or expedite some decision or transaction.
Svetlana Savitskaya Becomes the First Woman to Perform a Spacewalk (1984)
Savitskaya is a former Soviet female aviator and cosmonaut who flew aboardSoyuz T-7 in 1982, becoming the second woman in space some 19 years after Valentina Tereshkova. She logged nearly 20 days in space during her career, including three and a half hours spent outside the Salyut 7 space station in 1984, when she became the first woman to perform a spacewalk. Before becoming a cosmonaut, she was a test and sport pilot and a parachutist.
Louise Brown (1978)
Brown was the first baby to be conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF), a procedure used to overcome infertility in which a woman's eggs are removed, fertilized with sperm outside the body, and then inserted into the uterus. Now a commonplace procedure, IVF was developed in the 1970s by British medical researchers Patrick Steptoe and Robert Edwards and was subject to much criticism before Brown's birth.
Caribbean Cave Art Sheds Surprising New Light on Ancient Religious CollisionThe picturesque island of Mona sits isolated between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea. It has no human settlements and is devoid of human life except for Puerto Rican wildlife managers, conservationists and the odd researcher.
1850 - In Worcester, MA, Harvard and Yale University freshmen met in the first intercollegiate billiards match.
1850 - Gold was discovered in the Rogue River in OR.
1854 - The paper collar was patented by Walter Hunt.
1871 - Seth Wheeler patented perforated wrapping paper.
1909 - French aviator Louis Bleriot flew across the English Channel in a monoplane. He traveled from Calais to Dover in 37 minutes. He was the first man to fly across the channel.
1939 - W2XBS TV in New York City presented the first musical comedy seen on TV. The show was "Topsy and Eva."
1965 - Bob Dylan appeared on stage at the Newport Jazz Festival with an electric guitar. It was his first non-acoustic set.
1966 - The Supremes' "You Can't Hurry Love" was released.
Glassy carbon is a non-graphitizing, or nongraphitizable, carbon which combines glassy and ceramic properties with those of graphite. The most important properties are high temperature resistance, hardness (7 Mohs), low density, low electrical resistance, low friction, low thermal resistance, extreme resistance to chemical attack and impermeability to gases and liquids. Glassy carbon is widely used as an electrode material in electrochemistry, as well as for high temperature crucibles and as a component of some prosthetic devices, and can be fabricated as different shapes, sizes and sections.
Photograph by Jassen T., National Geographic
Stored railroad cars lend pattern and color to a Houston, Texas, rail yard in this aerial image submitted by Jassen T. When the cars are needed, an engineer will use a switch engine to move them into place.
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