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International News Archive - December 17, 2012

China iPhone 5 Sales Hit 2 Million During Opening Weekend

The best-selling and record-breaking iPhone 5 has only been available in China for the past 3 days and so far, it looks to be a massive hit.

Using Uranium-236 From The 1960s To Investigate Ocean Currents

n the period of atmospheric nuclear testing in the 1950s and 1960s significant amounts of uranium-236 were distributed world-wide.

Fate Of Phosphorous Determined By Soil

Brazil’s soybean yields have become competitive with those of the United States and Argentina, but the soil demands a lot of phosphorous, which is not renewable.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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