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Sci-Fi & Gaming News Archive - July 19, 2007

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High gas prices, the need for alternate-energy sources, even global warming are tiny blips next to the problem encountered in the intriguing but ultimately unsatisfying sci-fi tale "Sunshine," in which our friend Mr. Sun runs out of fuel.

Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.