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Space News Archive - April 20, 2004

What was the tipping point when microbial life took over for plant life, when bacteria first took the stage?Astrobiology Magazine -- The bacteria family tree may be facing some changes due to the recent work of an evolutionary biologist at Washington University in St. Louis.

Word of the Day
pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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