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2009-05-02 11:20:00

A fungus, which has reportedly already killed an estimated 500,000 bats, is causing the US Forest Service to close thousands of caves and former mines in national forests in 33 states in an attempt to control the problem.

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2007-03-06 18:00:00

A pair of cave divers said Monday they have found subterranean passages in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula that constitute the world's longest underwater cave system.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.