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Secrets To Life On Mars Could Be Revealed With Meteorite Studies
2013-05-02 14:56:21

Currently, if scientists want to study meteorites that had originated from the red planet, they have to rely upon celestial travelers that arrived on this planet so long ago they now possess characteristics that tell of their time on Earth.

Hawaiian Mountains Could One Day Be Extinct
2012-12-21 16:03:56

One day, Hawaiian mountains on the island of Oahu could be reduced to nothing more than a flat, low-lying land, according to new research.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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