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Science News Archive - April 03, 2011

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India should seriously consider the melting glaciers in the Tibetan plateau, as millions of Indians rely on the water that comes from this region.

Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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