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2010-12-17 10:25:55

There's a whale of a new display at the University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History, a leviathan that represents a scientific saga of equally grand proportions.

2007-08-27 09:05:00

Egyptian authorities have accused Belgian diplomats of damaging a 40 million-year-old whale fossil when they allegedly drove over the remains in a protected desert area, an official said Monday. Belgian officials denied any damage was done.

2005-07-15 09:09:19

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The world's oldest and largest meteorite crater, part of Japan's northernmost island and two Norwegian fjords are among seven sites added to the U.N. World Heritage list this week.

2005-07-08 11:03:03

GENEVA (Reuters) - Some of the world's deepest Norwegian fjords and a fossil-strewn Egyptian desert are set to join the U.N.'s heritage site protection list, a key conservation agency said on Friday.

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2005-04-23 11:03:19

University of Michigan paleontologist Philip D. Gingerich and colleagues at the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) announced April 10 the successful excavation of an unusually complete and well-preserved skeleton of the 40 million-year-old fossil whale Basilosaurus isis.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.