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New Hypothesis Explains How Animals Predict Earthquakes
2011-12-02 06:18:16

Scientists have long puzzled over anecdotal evidence of bizarre animal behavior just prior to earthquakes.

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2009-07-13 12:05:00

Researchers have found that the mating activity of amphibians is synchronized by the full Moon.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.