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Science News Archive - June 11, 2003

By Randy Dotinga, HealthDay ReporterHealthDayNews -- Identical twins who share tight emotional ties along with their genes may be boosting their life spans, researchers report.But such close bonds don't appear to do anything to extend the lives of fraternal twins, says study author Malcolm D.

Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.