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2009-09-11 06:45:00

It was 25 years ago today that British scientist Alec Jeffreys discovered that people have so-called "DNA fingerprints” -- exclusive patterns of genetic material that can uniquely identify them.

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2009-06-30 15:10:00

A new study suggests that a hadrosaur's jaw wasn't hinged in the same way as modern people and animals, answering a question that researchers have long wondered about how these ancient animals handled food.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.