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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.