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2010-10-21 06:15:00

Archaeologists have discovered a "fantastically preserved", 5,100-year-old door in Zurich, Switzerland. The poplar wood door, which researchers believe was made in 3,063 BC, is "solid and elegant", and may be one of the oldest ever found in Europe, said chief archaeologist Niels Bleicher on Wednesday. It had well-preserved hinges and was "remarkable because of the way the planks were held together," said Bleicher, who used tree rings to determine the age of the door. It was likely built...

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2009-02-21 20:59:48

The Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) is a species of bird in the avocet family, Recurvirostridae. This species is widely distributed. Its preferred breeding habitat is marshes, shallow lakes and ponds. Some populations are migratory and move to the ocean coasts in winter. Birds in the warmer regions are mostly resident. Hawaiian populations are endangered due to habitat loss and possibly from introduced predators. The Black-winged Stilt is one of the species to which the Agreement...

2008-04-29 00:12:48

The Black Stilt (Himantopus novaezelandiae), is a large wading bird in the avocet and stilt family Recurvirostridae. During the breeding season it is restricted to the upper Waitaki Valley, South Island, New Zealand. Small numbers over winter in the North Island. Adults are 39 inches long. They have very long red legs, a long thin black bill and black plumage. Juveniles have a white breast, neck and head, with a black patch around the eyes. They breed at the 2-3 years of age. They are...

2005-06-14 12:38:35

The American Avocet (Recurvirostra americana) is a large wader in the avocet and stilt family, Recurvirostridae. Adults have long legs, a rust head and neck, a long up-turned bill and a white lower body with a distinctive black and white pattern on the wing and back. Their breeding habitat includes marshes, prairie ponds, and shallow lakes in the mid-west and on the Pacific coast of North America. They nest in small groups on open ground, sometimes even with other waders. They are...

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Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.