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American Museum Of Natural History To Preserve Lonesome George
2013-07-03 11:50:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Lonesome George, a 100-year-old giant tortoise that once lived on the Galapagos Islands, is going to be preserved by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Scientists made the surprising discovery of Lonesome George on Pinta Island in 1972. They had thought his species, Geochelone nigra abingdoni, was already extinct before then. The famous tortoise passed away in June 2012, found lifeless near his favorite watering...

2011-02-07 15:37:06

In two new works, an anthropologist tackles a perplexing question relating to the enormously successful "Body Worlds" exhibits: How does society tolerate "“ and even celebrate "“ the public display of human corpses? "Body Worlds "“ The Original Exhibition of Real Human Bodies" is the most widely attended exhibit in the world, said Jane Desmond, a professor of anthropology at the University of Illinois and author of a paper and book chapter on the subject. While the...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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