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'Hotspot' Causing Sea Level Rise Acceleration In Eastern US
2012-06-25 04:46:11

The sea level of the eastern coast of the United States is accelerating at a much faster rate than the country's other coasts due to global warming, claim researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Study Suggests Calcium Supplements Increase Heart Attack Risk
2012-05-26 06:07:11

A team of German and Swiss researchers are warning people to be cautious when taking calcium supplements, as new findings suggest that they could double an individual's risk of suffering a heart attack.

Wind Energy Under Hot Air Attack
2012-05-15 07:37:34

Wind energy is under attack from a network of ultra-conservative groups and “think tanks.” These think tanks are simply propaganda machines for the fossil fuel industry.


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'.