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2009-12-22 14:13:14

Facing the increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes worldwide in the past few decades, one may ask what is wrong with humans.

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Famine on a scale never before seen in Zimbabwe is quickly and quietly overtaking the country, aid workers said.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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