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Oddities News Archive - December 14, 2012

Insects Found To Have Similar Hearing System To That Of Dolphins

Scientists have discovered a hearing system component previously thought to be unique to toothed whales – such as dolphins – in insects.

Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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