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Science News Archive - July 31, 2007

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The abundant diversity of characteristics within species likely helped fuel the proliferation and evolution of an odd-looking creature that emerged from an unprecedented explosion of life on Earth more than 500 million years ago.

Forest City Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:FCEA)(NYSE:FCEB) today announced that its Forest City Military Communities, LLC subsidiary is expanding its military housing program to 11,956 units under management as a result of additional 50-year public/private venture agreements with the U.S. military.

A mud-spewing fissure in the ocean floor has given birth to a tiny Caribbean island and is posing a threat to small boats.

Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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