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2011-03-05 10:35:00

A new website that explains why humans have the same type of eye as an octopus has been launched by a team of scientists at Cambridge University.

2011-01-10 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gilt MAN, a division of Gilt Groupe, Inc., the leader in online luxury retail, announces the exclusive sale of Custard/Atlantic Records' recording artist and Grammy Award-nominated troubadour James Blunt's new CD, Some Kind of Trouble.

2009-10-08 11:08:00

LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- German writer Herta Muller, whose short story collection Nadirs was published by the University of Nebraska Press in 1999, is the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature.

2009-03-08 13:00:45

British writer Julie Myerson, whose book The Lost Child detailed her decision to evict her pot-smoking son, says she, too, has smoked the illegal drug. Myerson, 48, has confessed to having used marijuana in the past and enjoyed the sensation the psychoactive drug gave her, The Sunday Times of London reported. Yeah I've tried it, Myerson said in an interview.

2009-01-09 16:04:53

Actor Jud Charlton says he was fired from a West End production because he couldn't get along with Chris Langham, who was brought in to rewrite the show. Langham was required to register as a sex offender after he was convicted of downloading child pornography in 2007 and sentenced to 10 months in jail.

2008-11-26 13:17:39

The U.K. production company October Films says it has been commissioned to produce a documentary about French author Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio. The 90-minute film marks the company's first commission from Nobel Media AB, which is responsible for producing the official Nobel TV programs.

2008-10-09 09:00:04

French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio was awarded the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel Foundation in Sweden announced Thursday.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.