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International News Archive - July 18, 2012

Japanese Nuclear Disaster Could Cause More Deaths

Based on recent findings, researchers believe that radiation stemming from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster may eventually lead to anywhere from 15 to 1,3000 deaths, with 24 to 2,500 due to cancer, in the country.

Wetland Areas Protected By Satellites

Wetlands are havens of biodiversity, and have important ecological, hydrological and economic value, but their misuse can have devastating consequences.

First Snow Leopards Captured, Collared And Released In Afghanistan

During a recent expedition two snow leopards were captured, fitted with satellite collars, and released for the first time in Afghanistan by a team of Wildlife Conservation Society conservationists and Afghan veterinarians conducting research.

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According to a new study, the average Brit now sends as many as 50 texts each week, more than double what they sent 4 years ago. All told, they sent more than 150 billion text messages in 2011.

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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