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2012-07-11 11:30:20

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Biologist Toby Fountain, long fascinated with bedbugs, is leading a study to find out why the infamous insects have spread so much in the last decade. Using DNA fingerprinting techniques, he and his colleagues are attempting to track down the origin of the great bed bug explosion. The global surge in bed bugs, Toby explained, was first documented just after the 2000 Sydney Olympics. “It´s been getting more and more...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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