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Wild And Domestic Animals Interbred Until Quite Recently
2014-04-18 04:48:07

Previous theories have posited that domesticated animals have been cut off from their wild counterparts, but a new study slated for publication in the PNAS journal has found that wild and domestic animals have interbred more than previously thought.

Man’s New Best Friend Is A Rat
2012-12-28 10:45:05

The new species angling for the position of top dog and the surreptitious behavior it displays in doing so can only lead one to surmise that this animal is acting, well, like a rat.

2011-06-10 12:26:22

The origins of rice have been cast in a new light by research publishing in the open-access journal PLoS Genetics on June 9, 2011.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.