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Science News Archive - May 23, 2006

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Heavy monsoon rains unleashed flash floods and mudslides in northern Thailand which killed at least 10 people, left 47 missing and thousands homeless, officials said on Tuesday.

Global warming could be happening faster than scientists had previously thought and weather extremes such as heatwaves could become common, an Australian government report said on Tuesday.

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - A quarter of a century after the first cases were identified, public health experts are starting to see declines in HIV/AIDS infections and momentum building in the battle against the epidemic.

Heavy monsoon rains unleashed flash floods and mudslides in northern Thailand which killed at least 34 people, left dozens missing and thousands homeless, officials said on Tuesday.

Word of the Day
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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