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2009-02-17 13:17:37

Researchers are studying data from the tree rings of conifers in Vietnam to reveal new clues into how droughts affected ancient civilizations. The researchers, from the US and Japan, reported their findings at a climate change conference in Dalat on Tuesday. They found that the tree ring samples collected from Fokienia hodginsii, a rare species that lives in Vietnam's cloud forests, revealed drought records for more than 700 years. Brenden M. Buckley said he and his colleagues collected...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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