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2010-12-14 10:56:27

New research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides new insights into flowering plants' genetic origins, an evolutionary innovation that quickly gave rise to many diverse flowering plants more than 130 million years ago.

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2010-03-15 15:40:20

Flowering plants may be considerably older than previously thought, says a new analysis of the plant family tree.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.