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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
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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