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2010-02-12 09:27:15

Evidence from the Challenger Deep – the deepest surveyed point in the world's oceans – suggests that tiny single-celled creatures called foraminifera living at extreme depths of more than ten kilometers build their homes using material that sinks down from near the ocean surface.

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2009-06-02 15:25:25

Nereus is first undersea vehicle to enable routine scientific investigation of ocean depths worldwide.


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'.