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International News Archive - December 04, 2012

Russian Far East A Hotbed Of Seismic, Volcanic Activity: Potential Threat To Pacific Basin

The Soviet government has long kept outsiders away from the Russian Far East, shrouding a source of powerful earthquakes and volcanic activity on the Pacific Rim in secrecy.

Disappearing Savannahs Threaten African Lions

A new report from Duke University researchers suggests that Africa's savannahs have been disappearing at an alarming rate, threatening once robust population of lions.

Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.