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2008-10-14 13:10:00

Scientists say that certain exotic species of spiders are making their homes in the UK. Due to the UK's increasingly mild climate, arachnids arriving in imports of food and plants are now able to survive and spread. A species of false widow spider have been confirmed and some believe the deadly black widow could be the next to invade. The conservation group Buglife wants import rules to be strengthened to stem the tide of alien species invasion. "Other countries in the world take great care...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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