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Science News Archive - November 08, 2009

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A Chinese scholar condemned during the Cultural Revolution for moving a unique compilation of mushrooms out of China was celebrated on Saturday when his extraordinary collection finally came home.

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The killing of 25 California sea lions over the past two years has had no affect on the growing population of salmon at the base of Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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