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Science News Archive - March 22, 2008

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A new genetic study conducted by a team of international researchers sheds light on Latin America’s history, finding that European colonization resulted in a dramatic shift from a native American populace to one that is mainly mixed.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'