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2010-05-05 07:38:14

Vast dust storms that dump millions of tons of topsoil from the Australian outback as far afield as Canberra, Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, New Zealand and New Caledonia, with small amounts even reaching Antarctica, may also be a possible source of disease for people, crops and animals. This phenomenon is being investigated by Professor Patrick De Deckker of the Australian National University, who is this year's winner of the Australian Academy of Science's prestigious Mawson Medal for his...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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