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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.