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Hummingbird
2014-11-05 09:26:28

While most hummingbirds primarily use their beaks to drink nectar from flowers, male long-billed hermit hummingbirds also use theirs as weapons during mating.

Hummingbirds Sometimes Change Their Tune To Attract A Mate
2014-02-15 05:49:23

While scientists had long believed that male hummingbirds learned the song they use to attract mates at an early age and used that one vocalization their entire life, new research suggests that some species are capable of changing their tunes later on in life.

Garden Gnomes Are So Last Year, Build Yourself An Ornamental Hermitage
2013-12-20 04:51:16

This Christmas, a researcher from the University of Leicester in the UK has suggested giving the ultimate upgrade to the average garden gnome: an ‘ornamental’ hermit.

2005-08-08 11:02:41

CAIRO (Reuters) - Renovators working in an ancient Egyptian monastery have unearthed the oldest example of a building housing Christian monks, a member of the restoration project near the country's Red Sea coast told Reuters on Monday.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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