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Scientists Clone Kashmir Goat
2012-03-16 07:33:18

Scientists and researchers at Sker-e-Kashmir University of Agriculture Sciences and Technology (SKUAST) have successfully cloned a rare Pashmina goat. They named the goat Noori, which means “Light” in Arabic. The animal was born on March 9 and remains in good health and is growing. Dr. Riyaz Ahmad Shah of SKUAST´s Department of Animal Biotechnology told the Indian Express, “This is a great scientific achievement in the field of veterinary sciences. This is the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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