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2011-05-12 00:24:13

Ever since Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution in 1859, scientists have wondered whether evolutionary adaptations can be reversed. Answering that question has proved difficult, partly due to conflicting evidence. In 2003, scientists showed that some species of insects have gained, lost and regained wings over millions of years. But a few years later, a different team found that a protein that helps control cells' stress responses could not evolve back to its original form. Jeff...

2008-09-01 12:00:21

LABOUR sparked a political row over health budgets today by claiming English spending will outstrip Scotland per head of population within four years. The party used its research to launch an attack on the SNP Government, calling on Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon to match Labour spending at Westminster. The SNP said Labour had used "fantasy figures" and highlighted the party's attempt to close two A&E departments when in power. The research compared Westminster's 6.7-per cent...

Word of the Day
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'