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2014-10-08 23:02:57

Eye-catching infographic from Rates.ca conveys that distracted driving is now the number one risk on Canadian roads, contributing to 8 in 10 collisions. Toronto,

Ice Worms Insights Into Surviving The Cold
2014-01-30 16:11:27

New research on glacier-dwelling ice worms provides insight into how organisms can cope with cold temperatures.

2010-08-19 15:07:52

When kitchens become infiltrated with fruit flies, especially during the dog days of summer, homeowners might wish that the flying pests would just turn to ice.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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