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2011-06-07 05:35:00

Italian scientists have discovered the bones of an extinct sea cow species that lived over 20 million years ago in a Philippines cave.

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2009-03-13 07:40:00

Researchers in Italy have uncovered what appears to be the remains of a female "vampire" in Venice

2007-05-26 03:00:00

By John Meurig Thomas; Luigi Dei The present inte


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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