3/10/2005:

Intermediate Word:  oligarchy -  (a) government by a few  (b) one-man rule  (c) rule by the rich  (d) republican form of government 
Difficult Word: - macrobiotic  (a) rich in probiotics  (b) pertaining to dominant species  (c) promoting long life  (d) vegan
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Widespread Arctic Warming Crosses Critical Ecological Thresholds - New Scientist  Unprecedented and maybe irreversible effects of Arctic warming, linked to human intervention, have been discovered by a team of international researchers. The researchers have found dramatic new evidence of changes in the community composition of freshwater algae, water fleas and insect larvae (the base of most aquatic food webs) in a large new study that covers five circumpolar countries extending halfway around the world and 30 degrees of latitude spanning boreal forest to high arctic tundra ecosystems. "Human interference is affecting ecosystems on a profound scale."    
First Dark Matter Galaxy Comes Into View - New Scientist  Left:  The ellipse shown on the left was where a signal was picked up by Jodrell telescope showing the peak at the 21 cm Hydrogen-Line emitted by the Hydrogen gas in the dark galaxy. However, we would normally expect to see a visible mass the size of the galaxy on the right. Credit: University of Manchester. The ellipse shown on the left was where a signal was picked up by Jodrell telescope showing the peak at the 21 cm Hydrogen-Line emitted by the Hydrogen gas in the dark galaxy. However, we would normally expect to see a visible mass the size of the galaxy on the right. Credit: University of Manchester. VIRGOHI21 appears to be the first dark galaxy ever detected.    

Newly Seen Force May Help Gravity In Star Formation - New Scientist  Left: This stunning image comes from the R Corona Australis star-forming region, about 500 light years from Earth. This image was created with the University of Hawaii 88-inch telescope in the "near" infrared waveband, which is slightly lower in energy than what is visible to our eyes. Many protostars (reddish) and young stars (bright white) are seen here. [credit: UH88 / Nedachi et al.]  Scientists have pierced through a dusty stellar nursery to capture the earliest and most detailed view of a collapsing gas cloud turning into a star. The observation  suggests that some unrealized, energetic process - likely related to magnetic fields - is superheating the surface of the cloud core, nudging the cloud ever closer to becoming a star.    




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