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2007-06-20 17:33:20

MADRID, Spain (AP) - Biologists Peter Lawrence and Gines Morata won Spain's prestigious science award Wednesday for their work showing that fruit flies and humans have much genetic material in common. Lawrence, a British microbiologist at Cambridge University, and Spaniard Morata of Complutense University in Madrid, won the Prince of Asturias Prize for scientific and technological research. "This prize is a great honour for me, firstly because it recognises collaboration with my friend and...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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