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International News Archive - January 02, 2013

Author Of Darwin's Dreampond Has New Fish Species From Lake Victoria Named In Honor Of Him

New species of cichlid fish from Lake Victoria named in honor of Tijs Goldschmidt, author of Darwin's Dreampond.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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