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In the news: Animals extinct in 2018, pioneering bacteriologist, student start-up, word origins

Posted by on January 8, 2019

  • Dr. Robin Verble, associate professor of biological sciences and director of S&T’s Ozark Research Field Station, shared her expertise on dwindling insect populations with mashable.com.
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    Cohen co-authors book on ‘kibosh’

    Posted by on January 8, 2018

    The phrase “put the kibosh on,” meaning “to put an end to,” dates back to an early 19th century poem, but a Cockney chimney sweep brought thephrase to the general public, says Dr. Gerald Cohen, a professor of German and Russian.

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