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2007-07-19 21:20:51

Archaeologists excavating the seabed off Cyprus have discovered the tools of ancient mariners, which they believe were used by foragers more than 10,000 years ago - before the island had permanent settlements.


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2006-09-12 10:16:36

The Hippopotamus (Hippopotamus amphibius), from the Greek "˜Î¹Ï€Ï€Î¿Ï€ÏŒÏ„αμος (hippopotamos, hippos meaning "horse" and potamos meaning "river"), is a large, plant-eating African mammal, one of only two extant, and three or four recently extinct, species in the family Hippopotami. Characteristics Hippopotamuses (hippopotami is also accepted as a plural form by the OED), also called hippos, are gregarious, living in groups of up to 40 animals, called a...

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ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.