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International News Archive - August 05, 2012

Critical Situation For Rhino Species

Peter de Groot hopes that his recent finding confirming the extinction of the Javan rhinoceros in Vietnam will push the public to help protect the last remaining group of these prehistoric creatures living in Indonesia.

Birds In New Zealand Face Extinction

Keys to survival today differ from those of the past.

Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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