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Science News Archive - November 29, 2009

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On Friday, French and British premiers Nicolas Sarkozy and Gordon Brown gave their thumbs up to a global program that would provide the world’s poorest nations with billions of dollars in aid to help them reduce their carbon emissions.

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A resilient rodent from the horn of Africa has begun charming scientists around the world.

Carbon credits bring millions for new jobs in indigenous communities; Australian project a model of opportunity, especially for Africa.

Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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