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Science News Archive - January 31, 2010

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The chairman of the leading climate change watchdog was indeed informed that claims made before the Copenhagen summit about melting Himalayan glaciers were false.

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Two British filmmakers claim to have found the headwaters of Aqua Traiana, a 1,900-year-old aqueduct built by the Emperor Trajan in 109 AD.

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Scientists have created a new computational model that can be used to predict gene function of uncharacterized plant genes with unprecedented speed and accuracy.

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Decaying corpses are usually the domain of forensic scientists, but paleontologists have discovered that studying rotting fish sheds new light on our earliest ancestry.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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