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ancient greek civilization
2015-01-06 15:01:43

American scientists have taken another look at the site of Bronze Age Greek village to see if they can add detail to, or even challenge, what we previously assumed about an ancient civilization.

Study Shows Rock Can Turn Into Soil Faster Than Previously Thought
2014-01-17 11:09:55

Geologic time is shorthand for slow-paced. But new measurements from steep mountaintops in New Zealand show that rock can transform into soil more than twice as fast as previously believed possible.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.