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2008-12-02 11:05:00

California Academy of Sciences entomologist finds beetles moving to higher ground In the summer of 1968, Dave Kavanaugh set off on a hike that would change the course of his life. As a second-year medical student at the University of Colorado, he had joined a climbing club with a few members of the biophysics department, and the group had set their sights on Gray's Peak "” the ninth highest mountain in Colorado. Kavanaugh, who has never been able to do anything slowly, scampered up to...

Word of the Day
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.