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2009-03-30 11:36:01

Jenn Macalady's geomicrobiology group is discovering the rules that enable microbes living in dark, oxygen-free environments to adapt and evolve.

2008-08-04 18:00:43

By SUE GYFORD Last month's mine shaft tragedy was a stark reminder of the dangers underground explorers face LYING twisted at an awkward angle and squeezed tightly between two jagged rocks, Ivan Young tries, somehow, to manoeuvre himself round in the half-dark.

2008-07-21 15:00:49

By Ian Swanson; Gareth Rose ACAVER rescued from a mine shaft after being overcome by gas has died in hospital.

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2007-03-06 18:00:00

A pair of cave divers said Monday they have found subterranean passages in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula that constitute the world's longest underwater cave system.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.