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International News Archive - January 03, 2013

Western Long-beaked Echidna

A research team, led by the Smithsonian Institution, has found evidence that the western long-beaked echidna, one of the world's five egg-laying mammal species thought to have become extinct thousands of years ago, survived far longer than previously thought.

Signs Of Ancient Terrace Farming Uncovered In Petra

A multinational archaeology team is providing new insights into successful and extensive water management and agricultural production in and around the ancient city of Petra.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.