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Vultures Evolved An Extreme Gut To Cope With Disgusting

Vultures Evolved An Extreme Gut To Cope With Disgusting Dietary Habits

Provided by Lars Hestbjerg Hansen, Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen \ Poisonous lunch How is it that vultures can live on a diet of carrion that would at least lead to severe food-poisoning, and more likely kill most other...

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Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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