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2012-07-10 14:53:07

Migratory birds and fish use the Earth’s magnetic field to find their way.

Image 1 - Badwater Basin: Death Valley Microbe Thrives There
2011-12-24 04:50:26

Nevada, the "Silver State," is well-known for mining precious metals. But scientists Dennis Bazylinski and colleagues at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV) do a different type of mining.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.