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2011-12-30 07:26:39

Subaquatic volcanic activity has resulted in the formation of a new landmass in the Red Sea -- a smoking island that has appeared in between the Rugged and Haycock islands, according to various media reports published earlier this week. According to Discovery News, lava fountains reaching heights of up to 100 feet were spotted by fishermen off the coast of Yemen on December 19. Specifically, the activity was witnessed close to the group of islands known as the Zubair Group, off the west...

2006-11-10 06:00:28

By Ray Lilley WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A new volcanic island has emerged from the ocean near Tonga in recent weeks, according to eyewitness reports from two vessels that traveled through what one called a vast field of floating pumice stone spewed by the same eruption. The crew of the Maiken, a yacht that sailed out of the northern Tongan islands group of Vava'u in August, reported on their Web log on Aug. 12, that they saw streaks of stone floating in the water before "we sailed into...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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