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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...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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