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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, and how animals separated by millions of years have evolved in the same way, has been launched by a team of scientists at Cambridge University.The Map of Life highlights hundreds of examples of 'evolutionary convergence' such as Australia's thorny devil lizard (pictured) and North America's desert horned lizard.Despite being separated by 150 million years of evolution, both lizards have evolved the same way of...

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. Blunt's new CD features the hit new single "Stay the Night" and will be available on www.gilt.com one week before launching in stores on January 18, 2011. (Logo:...

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. Muller was born in 1953 in the Banat, a German-language region of Romania, and the stories of Nadirs are based on her experiences growing up there. Nadirs, Muller's first published work, was originally published in Romania under the title Niederungen in a...

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. I've only had about eight tokes in my life. But I know what the feeling is -- it's very nice. Myerson defended her admission and her...

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. He was freed after 3 1/2 months. Another charge claiming he sexually abused a 14-year-old girl was dropped. The Daily Mail said the comedian was quietly brought in to help writer/director Jeff...

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. Le Clezio, who is the 2008 Nobel Laureate in Literature, has published more than 30 books, including volumes of short stories, novels, essays, prefaces and reviews. He is also the author of several...

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. In making the announcement, the foundation said Le Clezio was an "author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy (and an) explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization." Born in Nice, Le Clezio has published about 30 books, including short stories, novels, essays, two translations on the subject of Indian...

2008-10-08 12:00:23

British actor Simon Pegg said his new film "How To Lose Friends and Alienate People" is vastly different from the memoir on which it is based. Like Toby Young's book, the movie chronicles one man's disastrous stint working at a prestigious magazine. "People make the mistake of thinking books and films are the same thing and they are easy to translate (one into the other.) But a book is like an aid to your imagination while a film is a surrogate for your imagination. So, they are completely...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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