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Science News Archive - February 01, 2009

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In Arctic Canada, a team of geologists from the University of Rochester has discovered a surprise fossil: a tropical, freshwater, Asian turtle.

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In the latest sign that an eruption could be imminent, further seismic activity has been detected at Alaska’s Mount Redoubt, scientists reported Saturday.

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A Spanish mountain goat, the Pyrenean Ibex, was formally confirmed as extinct in 2000 when the last one of its kind was discovered dead.

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Chimpanzees are famous for their aptitude in mimicking human behavior. Now scientists have announced that baby chimps’ mental development may be more advanced than human infants.

Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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