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International News Archive - November 15, 2012

New Findings On A Resource Becoming More Precious Than Gold

Visualize a dusty place where stream beds are sand and lakes are flats of dried mud. Are we on Mars? In fact, we're on arid parts of Earth, a planet where water covers some 70 percent of the surface.

Airborne Particles Smuggle Pollutants Worldwide

Symbiotic relationship between pollutants and airborne particles explains how city pollution ends up in Arctic

Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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