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Noun: Patagium (puh-TAY-jee-um) Definition: 1. The fold of skin connecting the forelimbs and hind limbs of some tetrapods (as flying squirrels). 2. The fold of skin in front of the main segments of a bird’s wing. Sample sentence: The parrot plucked his feathers so badly that he exposed the patagium on his right wing.

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We know that artificial light at night appears to affect breast cancer risk: studies have shown that the incidence of the disease is higher among women who are working night shifts. This may be because the body’s reaction to light suppresses the normal nighttime production of melatonin, which has the effect of boosting estrogen levels […]

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Tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Vandament Arena at Northern Michigan University Boulder, Colorado’s own Big Gigantic will perform. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for NMU students and $15 for the general public and available at NMU EZ Ticket outlets, or 227-1032. For more information you can call Northern Arts and Entertainment […]

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Today’s Answer: Saving Private Ryan Winner: Chaz Today’s winner is Chaz!  He wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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Adjective: Unabashed (un-uh-BASHT) Definition: Not disconcerted, undistinguished, unapologetic. Sample sentence: I will admit that I am an unabashed fan of the Singing Bee.

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Don’t count on a big breakfast to promote weight loss. Earlier research suggested that a hearty morning meal cuts down on your appetite – and calorie intake – at lunch and dinner. Apparently not. A new study from Germany found that eating a breakfast that totaled 400 calories more than a small one didn’t change […]

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Today’s Answer: The Dark Knight Winner: Nick Today’s winner is Nick!  He wins two movie passes from Carmike Cinemas here in Marquette! You can visit Carmike Cinemas online at Carmike.com for upcoming releases and movie times.

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A “Celebrations of the Arts” concert and art show will be tonight at 7p.m. in the Gwinn High School Gymnasium. There will be bands, choirs, and jazz bands of the Gwinn Middle School and Gwinn High School.  Also featured will be performances by the choirs and bell choirs of Gilbert and KI Sawyer Elementary Schools. […]

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Verb: Oppugn (uh-PYOON) Definition: 1. To fight against 2. To call in question Sample sentence: The local papers have begun to oppugn the candidate’s claims, arguing that the facts do not support her statements about her past business ventures.

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Some decreased hearing ability seems inevitable with age – a new study found that the prevalence of partial hearing loss is about 21 percent in adults aged 48 to 59 years, but rises to 90 percent in those over 80. The investigators, from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, analyzed data […]

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