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2011-02-14 15:11:48

Sleeping Beauty's kingdom was overgrown by vines when she fell into a deep sleep.

2011-01-12 08:30:00

New Wilson Center Publication Explores China's Energy and Climate Trends WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2010 China achieved number one status in two infamous categories: energy consumption and carbon emissions.

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2011-01-05 13:25:00

Scientists suggest that an extinct flightless bird from Jamaica fought rivals and predators using wings which evolved into clubs.

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2010-12-07 14:25:00

Our Sun can be a menace when it sends out powerful solar blasts of radiation towards the Earth.

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2010-11-19 09:13:15

Dr Brian Geoffrey Marsden passed away Thursday, Nov 18 at the age of 73 following a prolonged illness.

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2010-11-12 08:26:05

The steamiest places on the planet are getting warmer. Conservative estimates suggest that tropical areas can expect temperature increases of 3 degrees Celsius by the end of this century.

2010-10-25 15:23:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the 50th anniversary of the donation of the world's most famous diamond to the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Channel will premiere a one-hour special, MYSTERY OF THE HOPE DIAMOND on Sunday, November 21 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

2010-10-20 11:38:00

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will host its annual Native Art Market Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4 - 5, at its Washington, D.C., and New York City locations.


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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