3/25/2005:

Intermediate Word:  miso -  (a) Arabic for "Allah Speed You"  (b) soup  (c) pantaloons with silk sash  (d) Chinese herbal remedy
Difficult Word: - hyetal  pertaining to  (a) marriage  (b) winter  (c) rain- (d) proper introductions
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Interview: The running man Interview: The running man - New Scientist  After starting running at 55, he dominated his age groups for more than a decade and set many age records. "For 25 years, running has been my medication.   I do know that I've lost lung capacity - quite a bit in the past three years. At 77 I was the oldest runner to break 3 hours 20 minutes in the marathon. At 78 it was 3 hours 36 minutes, and at 79 it was 3 hours 43 minutes. They're all records, but that's a significant slowdown. I haven't been training as hard, though. When I run I still win my age group."
Artists representation of a black hole, BBC Lab fireball 'may be black hole'  - BBC  A fireball created in a US particle accelerator has the characteristics of a black hole, a physicist has said. It was generated at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) in New York, US, which smashes beams of gold nuclei together at near light speeds. The Brown researcher thinks the particles are disappearing into the fireball's core and reappearing as thermal radiation just as matter is thought to fall into a black hole and come out as "Hawking" radiation. However, even if the ball of plasma is a black hole, it is not thought to pose a threat. At these energies and distances, gravity is not the dominant force in a black hole.  

Cassini Finds An Atmosphere On Saturn's Moon Enceladus - SpaceDaily  Left:  This false-color, close-up look at Saturn's moon Enceladus yields new insight into the different processes that have shaped the moon's icy surface. Full size false color image  The Cassini spacecraft's two close flybys of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus have revealed that the moon has a significant atmosphere. Scientists, using Cassini's magnetometer instrument for their studies, say the source may be volcanism, geysers, or gases escaping from the surface or the interior. The observations from the Enceladus flybys are believed to be due to ionized water vapor. The amount of gravity it exerts is not enough to hold an atmosphere very long.




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