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2009-05-19 06:00:00

NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This week it was dropped like a bomb on the scientific community when the venerable magazine Science contained a lead news article (in the May 15, 2009 issue) by reporter Michael Balter, "'Vengeance' Bites Back At Jared Diamond" that included the first public comments by Pulitzer Prize winning scientist, Jared Diamond and New Yorker editor David Remnick regarding the 10 million dollar libel lawsuit filed against Diamond and Advance Publications,...

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  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.