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International News Archive - September 10, 2012

Greek Island Volcano Ballooning With Magma, Eruptions Not Imminent Researchers Say

New scientific data from the Greek isle of Santorini shows signs of unrest for the first time in more than 50 years, and could be evidence of an impending eruption similar to the one that last struck in 1950

First-time Analysis Provided Of 3 Distinct Contributions Of Forage Fish Worldwide

Study led by scientists from the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University will enable trade-offs to be evaluated in forage fishery and coastal management

Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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