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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
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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