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Science News Archive - August 08, 2006

Philippine soldiers appealed to reluctant villagers to leave their homes and farms near a shuddering volcano on Tuesday, as more intense seismic activity raised the risk of a violent eruption.

A giant panda in China has given birth to the heaviest cub born in captivity after the longest period in labor and elsewhere twin pandas each gave birth to twins, Xinhua news agency reported.

AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) - Swirling floodwaters inundated several towns and cities in western and southern India on Tuesday as the military deployed helicopters and boats to help hundreds of thousands of marooned people.

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian officials said on Tuesday they expected to see a rise in the death toll of 197 people from floods in an eastern town at the weekend as they continue operations to recover bodies and clear debris.

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Hundreds of visitors filed through a Virginia Tech greenhouse to get a glimpse, and a whiff, of a powerfully malodorous "corpse flower" as it bloomed.

Swirling floodwaters inundated several towns and cities in western and southern India on Tuesday as the military deployed helicopters and boats to help hundreds of thousands of marooned people.

Ethiopian rescue workers dug for a third day through the devastation caused by a weekend flash flood that killed 200 people, searching for as many as 300 others still missing.

The United States hurricane season will be slightly less intense this year than first predicted with nine hurricanes expected to form, government forecasters said on Tuesday, but they warned the most dangerous part of the season was still to come.

By Tsegaye Tadesse ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian rescue workers dug for a third day through the devastation caused by a weekend flash flood that killed 210 people, searching for as many as 300 others still missing.

By Adam Tanner SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sport hu

Word of the Day
virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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