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International News Archive - November 30, 2011

British Butterfly Evolving In Response To Climate Change

As global temperatures rise and climatic zones move polewards, species will need to find different environments to prevent extinction, according to new research.

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.