International News Archive - February 16, 2010


A leading academic has urged the Australian Government to combine its national policies on culture and innovation, in order to avoid a fresh outbreak of ‘the culture wars’.

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.