Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky. (slithytove) wrote,
Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky.

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It's the season for end-of-the-year lists. does commendable follow-up on some science news stories of 2005, and finds out what happened with stuff.


  • The missing New Jersey plague mice possibly ate each other. Eww.
  • The exploding German toads were probably just crow victims.
  • Yes, Spirit Rover and Opportunity are still doing their thing. (Although spiritrover hasn't updated her LJ for months.)
  • A plan to help Africa actually worked: measles in Africa dropped 60% between 1999 and 2004.


ni(ru), ni(eru), ni(yasu)
meaning: boil, cook

生煮え == namanie == (noun, adjective that takes な) half-cooked, rare, vague
雑煮 == zoni == (noun) miso soup with glutinous rice and vegetables (a traditional New Years dish)

Bottom radical is one of the radical forms of 'fire'. Top radical is 'person' (者), which acts phonetically to express 'boil'. Henshall suggests as a mnemonic: 'Person boils things over fire.'

Info from Taka Kanji Database
List of compounds including this character from Risu Dictionary

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