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International News Archive - October 13, 2010

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The head of Britain’s electronic spying agency warned Wednesday that the country is facing a “real and credible” threat of cyber attacks from hostile criminals abroad which could potentially damage its critical infrastructure.

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The red, metal-laden sludge that escaped a containment pond in Hungary last week could be made less toxic with the help of carbon sequestration, says an Indiana University Bloomington geologist who has a patent pending on the technique.

Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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