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Science News Archive - December 18, 2010

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California has approved an extensive carbon-trading plan aimed at cutting greenhouse emissions.

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The finding could lead to better-quality nanotubes for potential use in automotive, electronics, optics and other fields.

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50 million years ago, mountains began popping up in southern British Columbia and swept down Northern America over the next 22 million years, according to Stanford geochemists.

Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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