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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
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.