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International News Archive - January 22, 2013

Dramatic Glacial Melting In Andes Blamed On Climate Change

An international team of scientists has turned its attention to glacial melting in the tropical Andes, and their conclusions indicate that the situation is even more dire than originally suspected.

Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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