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Science News Archive - July 19, 2007

By John Lichfield The Camargue, the great triangle of wetlands in the mouth of the river Rhne, is the last great wilderness of the north-west Mediterranean coast.

LOS ANGELES, July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Toronto-based singer-songwriter Justin Hines' debut album Sides is set for release August 21 on Orange Lounge/Universal.

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This month in the skies above Costa Rica, scientists are flying into thunderclouds to learn more about the inner workings of furious storms. There is growing evidence that thunderstorms might play a role in climate change.

By JOHN RICHARDSON Staff Writer Mainers are being asked to keep an eye out for a strange crab that has furry claws and can live in both fresh and salt water.

BOSTON and TIANJIN, China, July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cabot Corporation announced today it will expand its carbon black facility in the Tianjin Economic Technical Development Area (TEDA).

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Scientists had thought the dinosaurs rapidly replaced their ancestor species. Now, researchers report in the journal Science they have evidence from northern New Mexico that dinosaurs and their precursor species coexisted for tens of millions of years.

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They're a pest and often a plague on farmers and ranchers. But Daniel Fenn regards the greasy thumb-sized Mormon cricket with fascination, collecting the choicest specimens for study.

Archaeologists excavating the seabed off Cyprus have discovered the tools of ancient mariners, which they believe were used by foragers more than 10,000 years ago - before the island had permanent settlements.

Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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