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2009-02-03 07:45:00

Researchers may be a step closer in determining how much people are influenced by their environments versus how much they acquire from hereditary traits.Frances Rice and Anita Thapar of Britain's Cardiff University studied a series of reports on low birth weight and anti-social behavior in children believed to be caused by a mother smoking during pregnancy. The report appears in Tuesday's edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.The team studied 195 children who...

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2007-08-03 15:15:00

By GAVIN RABINOWITZ NEW DELHI - A bill to restore land rights to millions of poor tribal people in India could mean the end for India's endangered wild tigers, eliminating much of their protected habitat, conservationists warned Friday. The struggle over the Tribal Rights Bill highlights India's dilemma as it tries to include hundreds of millions of impoverished people in its recent economic growth and at the same time preserve the environment. "Our biggest problem is not from poachers but...


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bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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