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International News Archive - July 24, 2012

More Basking Shark Sightings In British Waters

Basking sharks, after being protected from commercial hunting since the late 20th century, are on the rise in British waters.

Medieval Banking Records Discovered Hidden Under Coats Of Arms

A rare accounting document, half-concealed beneath a coat of arms design, has revealed the activities of Italian bankers working in early 15th century London, decades before the capital became a financial powerhouse.

La Garrotxa: Researchers Pinpoint Youngest Volcanic Area In Spain

Although volcanic scientists are able to approximate the age of lava flows, determining the exact timing of each of a volcano’s eruptions has proved difficult in the past.

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.