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Carnivorous Mammal Discovery First In 35 Years For The Americas
2013-08-15 11:30:56

For the first time in more than three decades, a new carnivorous mammal species has been discovered in the Western hemisphere, researchers from the Smithsonian Institution announced on Thursday.

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2013-06-10 07:59:48

When it comes to the Wright Bros, history books have it wrong, according to the Connecticut state government.


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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.