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2010-05-20 13:52:34

Sir Isaac Newton is getting the royal treatment in space after a British-born astronaut carried a picture of the 17th century scientist and a chip from his famous apple tree up with him to space.

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2010-05-08 06:35:00

The famous apple tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton to discover the laws of gravity is about to embark on a journey that would surely have turned Newton’s world upside-down.

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2010-03-11 14:47:10

In most animal species, males and females show obvious differences in body size.

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2009-05-28 07:27:17

Canaries that hear poor songs as juveniles nevertheless sing rather normal songs as adults.


Word of the Day
obdormition
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".
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