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2013-03-26 11:10:15

In the early 1940s, California fishermen hauled in a historic bounty of sardine at a time that set the backdrop for John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row" novel.

Magma May Be Natural Lubricant For Moving Tectonic Plates
2013-03-21 11:09:11

Scientists from the University of California, San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) have discovered a liquefied layer of molten rock in the planet’s mantle – a substance which could be acting as a lubricant of the sliding motions of the Earth’s tectonic plates.

2013-03-13 23:03:06

Emerald extends agreement with Scripps, as their exclusive linen and laundry services provider. San Diego, California (PRWEB) March 13, 2013 Emerald

CryoSat Maps The Ocean Floor
2012-05-29 03:11:36

CryoSat was launched in 2010 to measure sea-ice thickness in the Arctic, but data from the Earth-observing satellite have also been exploited for other studies.


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'.