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2008-10-16 12:45:00

Some 375 million years ago, a unique fish existed with features in its head that helped pave the way for vertebrate animals to live on land, scientists said on Wednesday.

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2008-09-03 12:40:00

Scientists said on Tuesday the ice shelves in Canada's High Arctic have lost a colossal mass measuring 19 square miles.

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2008-07-30 09:15:00

Eight square miles worth of giant ice sheets broke off an ice shelf in the Canadian Arctic last week, and scientists said on Tuesday that global warming could be to blame.

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2007-12-21 08:36:44

Will Steger is fit and trim at 63, planning his latest grueling expedition to the far reaches of the planet, and loathe to take a vacation. But he's getting ready to turn things over to the youngsters.

2007-07-03 14:40:00

Ponds that have provided summertime water in the high arctic for thousands of years are drying up as global warming advances, Canadian researchers say.

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2006-04-05 12:05:00

Fossils of a 375 million year old species of ancient fish found north of the Arctic Circle fill an evolutionary gap in the transition between water and land animals, scientists said on Wednesday.


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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.