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Icelandic volcano leads to new insight into Earths crust

Icelandic volcano leads to new insight into Earth's crust formation

Volcanic eruptions in Iceland are pretty commonplace. Forming new layers of the Earth's crust during an eruption? That's new (at least to us).

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As Sydney Siege Comes To An End The Questions Begin

Police have now confirmed that the siege in in Sydney has ended but questions about how it happened, what the motives were and how Australia should respond will continue for some time.

Modest Gains Made In Latest UN Climate Summit Agreement

UN climate negotiators had to go into overtime to reach a climate agreement, ending their extended session with an agreement that for the first time requires action from developing countries as well as industrial nations.

Mysterious Period Of African Rainfall Explained

A new study is shedding new light on a sudden intense increase in rainfall that occurred in parts of Africa around 15,000 years ago.

Anthrax Ebola Involved In UK Death Wish Security Lapses

Workers in “high-security” UK labs have been accidentally exposed to some of the most deadly viruses and bacteria known to man. A whole series of more than 100 accidents or near-misses have been reported to safety regulators in the last five years.

UPDATE JAXAs Hayabusa-2 Asteroid Mission Lifts Off

After being postponed earlier in the week, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Hayabusa-2 space probe successfully lifted off early Wednesday morning local time, officially beginning its six-year mission to collect samples from a distant C-type asteroid known as 1999 JU3.

Baltic Sea Climate Change Counteracts Decline In

Despite extensive measures to protect the Baltic Sea from anthropogenic activities since the late 1980s, oxygen concentrations continue to decrease. Rising temperatures in the bottom water layers could be the reason for the oxygen decline.

Study Supports Free Super WiFi

The need for the wireless transfer of data will increase significantly in the coming years. Scientists at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) therefore propose to turn some of the TV frequencies that will become free into common property and to use it to extend existing wireless networks (WiFi) instead of using the frequencies for mobile communications.

EU Pushes Google To Extend Right To Be Forgotten To US

European regulators are putting pressure on Google to expand “right to be forgotten” requests worldwide, including to the Mountain View, California company’s US-based “.com” search engine, various media outlets are reporting.

Italian Natural History Museums On The Verge Of Collapse

Are Italian natural history museums (NHMs) on the verge of collapse? A new analysis published in the open access journal ZooKeys points out that these institutions are facing a critical situation due to progressive loss of scientific relevance, decreasing economic investments and scarcity of personnel.

Next-Door Leopards First GPS-Collar Study Reveals How

In the first-ever GPS-based study of leopards in India, led by WCS and partners has delved into the secret lives of these big cats, and recorded their strategies to thrive in human-dominated areas.

Italys First Female Astronaut Among New ISS Crew Members

Three new crew members, including Italy’s first female astronaut, arrived on the International Space Station (ISS) after lifting off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan onboard a Russian Soyuz rocket on Sunday.

Human Settlements And Hidden Canyons On The Roof Of The

Human settlements have popped up in some of the most remote locations on Earth, and a new study in the journal Science has revealed that about 3,600 years ago, an agricultural society subsisted on the Tibetan Plateau, the so-called 'roof of the world'.

Private Webcam Feeds Being Aired Publicly On Russian Website

Many people use webcams to keep tabs on their infant or as a security measure for their home, and one voyeuristic web site based in Russia has many of these streams on display for all to see.


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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.
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Science, which cuts its way through the muddy pond of daily life without mingling with it, casts its wealth to right and left, but the puny boatmen do not know how to fish for it.

- Alexander Herzen (1812 - 1870)
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