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2010-03-17 14:55:00

Scientists have found that women living in countries that are more disease ridden are far likelier to prefer "masculine" looking men instead of "feminine" looking ones. Psychologists at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland studied a theory that masculine traits in men are a sign of genetic health. According to the hypothesis, this should also have an effect on women, whose choice of a mate is influenced by the chances of their offspring's survival. There were over 4,500 women recruited...

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2008-11-11 10:15:00

Data from seafloor drilling in South China Sea establish new record Throughout history, the changing fortunes of human societies in Asia have been linked to variations in the precipitation resulting from seasonal monsoons. A new paper published online this week in the journal Nature Geoscience suggests that variations in monsoon climate over longer time scales also influenced the evolution of the Himalaya mountain chain, the world's highest. The climate over much of Asia is dominated by...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.