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Metabolism Key To Length Of Human Pregnancy
2012-08-28 08:35:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It's not all in the hips, baby. The length of human pregnancy is limited primarily by a mother's metabolism, not the size of the birth canal, suggests a new study from the University of Rhode Island. This new research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, challenges the long-held notion of an evolutionary trade-off between childbirth and a pelvis adapted for walking upright. Big brains and the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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