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Magellanic Penguin Deaths In Brazil Being Investigated
2012-07-16 04:35:31

Biologists are investigating the deaths of hundreds of penguins that were discovered washed up on the beaches at Brazil's southern Rio Grande do Sul state, various media outlets reported over the weekend.

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2011-06-02 10:18:49

The mystery of how penguins stay warm in Antarctic winter temperatures below -50 ° C with gale-force winds has been revealed by an international team of scientists.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.