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Oddities News Archive - October 03, 2011

Anthropologist Narrows Down History Of Animal And Human Relationship

Anthropologist Pat Shipman says that when our prehistoric ancestors began interacting with animals they developed empathy for them.

Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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