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2010-12-06 07:53:36

For years, geologists have argued about the processes that formed steep inner gorges in the broad glacial valleys of the Swiss Alps.

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2010-10-15 12:30:00

The world's longest tunnel was started on Friday using a giant drilling machine to help clear a path deep beneath the Swiss Alps.

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2007-04-07 14:45:00

Mountaineers are bringing back firsthand accounts of vanishing glaciers, melting ice routes, crumbling rock formations and flood-prone lakes where glaciers once rose.


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'.