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Study Supports Theory That Migration Brought Agriculture To Europe
2012-04-27 07:44:30

A new analysis of ancient DNA belonging to a quartet of Stone Age humans has shed new light on how agriculture may have spread from the Middle East into Europe, the Associated Press (AP) and AFP reported on Thursday. The study, which was completed by researchers at a trio of Swedish and Danish universities and published in Friday's edition of the journal Science, looked at the genetic material from 5,000 year old bones belonging to one farmer and three hunter gatherers, according to those...

2006-02-22 14:00:49

By Alan Crosby TURIN (Reuters) - Olli Jokinen scored a pair of goals as Finland edged the United States 4-3 on Wednesday, dumping the reigning silver medallists out of the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament. Unbeatable in the preliminary round, Finland showed no signs of letting up as they advanced to the semi-finals where they will meet the winner of the Canada-Russia quarter-final to be played later on Wednesday. The Finns jumped to a 2-0 first period lead on goals by Ville...

2006-02-16 13:07:50

By Alan Crosby TURIN (Reuters) - Russia and Switzerland rebounded from opening losses to score big wins at the men's Olympic ice hockey tournament on Thursday. Just a day after being drubbed by Finland, the Swiss regrouped to shock gold medal contenders the Czech Republic 3-2. Russia also got back on track after losing to Slovakia by routing Sweden, another team expected to be in the gold medal hunt, 5-0. In other action, the Finns posted their second consecutive shutout, beating...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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