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Science News Archive - October 09, 2010

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Scientists’ recommendations for endangered bluefin tuna fishing quotas came under fire Friday by environmental groups that warned they are based on out-of-date and unreliable data.

Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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