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International News Archive - September 16, 2012

Citizen Scientists Help Track Window Crashes By Birds

Many Canadian homeowners have heard the thud of a bird hitting a window, but until now, little research has been done to document the significance of these collisions for Canada's bird population.

Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.