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Image 1 - How Drought-tolerant Grasses Came To Be
2011-11-25 04:28:54

If you eat bread stuffing or grain-fed turkey this Thanksgiving, give thanks to the grasses — a family of plants that includes wheat, oats, corn and rice.

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2011-05-04 06:40:00

The cactus, stalwart of the desert, has quite a story to tell about the evolution of plant communities found the world over.

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2010-02-08 16:22:54

Around 30 to 40 million years ago, grasses on Earth underwent an epic evolutionary upheaval.


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'.