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Fossil Amber Offers New Insights Into Glass Formation
2013-05-15 08:39:20

In a new study, scientists have discovered that the structure of fossil amber barely changes even after tens of millions of years, overturning long-held theories about how glass forms.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.