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International News Archive - February 07, 2013

Development Of Organic Rice Farming Might Benefit From New Species Of Semi-aquatic Freshwater Earthworms

The semi-aquatic earthworms in the genus Glyphidrilus are somewhat unfamiliar species that live between the terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of rivers, streams, canals, ponds, swamps and paddy systems.

Unique Physical Features Seen In Southeastern European Human Ancestors May Be Because Of Lack Of Geographical Isolation

A fragment of human lower jaw recovered from a Serbian cave is the oldest human ancestor found in this part of Europe, who probably evolved under different conditions than populations that inhabited more western parts of the continent at the same time

Transnational Study Links Air Pollution To Low Birth Weight

In the largest study of its kind, scientists recently analyzed data collected from more than three million births in nine nations and conclusively linked air pollution to low birth weight.

Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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