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2013-12-06 23:19:55

Researchers in Mexico say the central part of the country could face a significant risk of mesothelioma from the same mineral that has caused hundreds of deaths in Turkey. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 06, 2013 A new study published in Environmental Geochemistry and Health and reported by Surviving Mesothelioma has found large concentrations of the mesothelioma-causing mineral erionite in Central Mexico. The study is focused on the region around San Miguel de Allende in Guanajuato. In the...

2008-08-11 15:00:46

By DAVE PHILIPPS, Hidden in a grassy basin on the eastern plains, the Paint Mines is a trove of whimsical hoodoos made from bright, sherbetcolored stone. For generations, this geologic oddity on the plains has drawn people to it. Archaeological evidence suggests that paleolithic hunters camped in the area during thousands of years, using the regional clay to make crude cooking vessels. In modern times, it has been an engaging day trip for city dwellers. Trails created in the past few years...

2008-07-10 09:00:42

By Dave Philipps, The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 10--Hidden in a grassy basin on the eastern plains, the Paint Mines is a trove of whimsical hoodoos made from bright, sherbetcolored stone. For generations, this geologic oddity on the plains has drawn people to it. Archaeological evidence suggests that paleolithic hunters camped in the area during thousands of years, using the regional clay to make crude cooking vessels. In modern times, it has been an engaging day trip for city...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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