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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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