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2012-07-10 10:18:52

Marine scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have linked the decline in growth of Caribbean forereef corals — due to recent warming — to long-term trends in seawater temperature experienced by these corals located on the ocean-side of the reef.

2012-03-29 09:15:35

Are diet sodas good or bad for you?

2012-03-24 04:51:57

Recent widespread news coverage heralded the success of a United Nations’ goal of greatly improving access to safe drinking water around the world.


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'.