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2010-11-24 09:28:17

Pterodactyls would have been skilled fliers in gentle tropical breezes, but blustery conditions would likely have sent them careening out of control.

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2008-12-11 09:55:00

Genes that have been linked to increased risk of obesity might be the reason some people choose french fries over apples, according to scientists.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.