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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
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'.