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Embryonic Subduction Zone Could One Day Unite Continents
2013-06-18 05:03:08

The activation of a passive plate boundary in the Atlantic Ocean could ultimately result in continental Europe moving closer to the US, according to new research appearing in the journal Geology.

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2011-07-22 12:04:00

Ancient minerals tell story of planet's distant past.

2011-07-22 01:24:22

Jewelers abhor diamond impurities, but they are a bonanza for scientists.


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'.