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2008-09-25 12:00:32

SOUTH PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 25, 2008) - Caldera Resources Inc. (TSX:CDR) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire CanBiomine Resources Inc. ("CanBiomine"), a private Canadian mining company developing bioleach projects in Southeastern Europe.

2008-08-06 18:00:26

By Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Aug. 6--COLLINSVILLE -- Mine subsidence is causing cracks to appear in the foundation of the Collinsville-Maryville-Troy YMCA.

2008-07-24 18:00:47

By Jodi Weinberger, The Record, Hackensack, N.J. Jul. 24--RINGWOOD -- The borough's message to Governor Corzine was clear: Fix our sinkholes.

2008-07-23 15:00:00

By BARBARA WILLIAMS, STAFF WRITER RINGWOOD Sinkholes above ancient mines continue to threaten Upper Ringwood's residential neighborhood. And with related state and municipal costs approaching $1 million, there's still no clear solution to the dilemma.

2008-07-04 12:00:15

By Kevin Bonham, Grand Forks Herald, N.D. Jul. 4--Raising, extending and relocating existing dikes are the most viable flood-control measures for the Devils Lake Basin, should the lake continue to rise, according to a preliminary report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

2008-03-14 11:50:00

A new analysis of impact cratering data from Mars reveals that the planet has undergone a series of global volcanic upheavals. These violent episodes spewed lava and water onto the surface, sculpting the landscape that ESA’s Mars Express looks down on today.

2007-03-08 11:55:00

Scientists return this week to the world’s deepest known sinkhole, Cenote Zacatón in Mexico, to resume tests of a NASA-funded robot called DEPTHX.

2007-02-28 12:01:01

An underwater robot, shaped like a flattened orange, maneuvered untethered and autonomously within a 115-meter-deep sinkhole during tests this month in Mexico, a prelude to its mission to probe the mysterious nether reaches of the world's deepest sinkhole.

2006-11-24 10:20:00

A small white gull with an ordinary name had bird watchers flocking to the Salton Sea for what they call a "mega-rarity."

2006-05-16 12:25:00

As the fragments of shattered comet 73P/Schwassmann Wachmann 3 glide harmlessly past Earth this month in full view of backyard telescopes, onlookers can't help but wonder, what if a comet like that didn't miss, but actually hit our planet?

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Crater -- A crater is a circular depression on the surface of a planet, moon, asteroid, or other celestial body. Craters are typically caused by meteorite impacts, although some are caused by volcanic activity. In the center of craters on Earth a crater lake often accumulates, and in craters formed by meteorites a central island (caused by rebounding crustal rock after the impact) is usually a prominent feature in the lake. Ancient craters whose relief has disappeared leaving only a...

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Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.