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2012-06-08 23:03:03

WeddingBands.com mobile site search allows guests to peruse the over five-thousand wedding bands and anniversary rings with ease. Burnsville, Minnesota (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 The mobile search uses simple touch buttons to choose ring categories and metals, as well as a slide bar to select price points. Categories include plain wedding bands, classic wedding bands, contemporary wedding bands, anniversary bands, diamonds diamond wedding bands, handcrafted wedding rings and eternity rings....

2012-06-05 23:01:41

Exceptional Events, a wedding and event planning business in Moline, Illinois uses BrideLive.com to connect with a large majority of their brides who are out-of-town. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 Wedding industry professionals across the nation are getting a competitive edge for their wedding business through a one-of-a-kind virtual meeting software. The only web-based software of its kind, BrideLive allows wedding and event professionals to create branded, live virtual...

2012-05-25 10:02:00

Different languages refer to family relationships in different ways. For example, English speakers use two terms – grandmother and grandfather – to refer to grandparents, while Mandarin Chinese uses four terms. Many possible kinship categories, however, are never observed, which raises the question of why some kinship categories appear in the languages of the world but others do not. A new study published in Science by Carnegie Mellon University's Charles Kemp and the...

2012-05-21 20:00:45

Modern day soldiers who mutilate enemy corpses or take body-parts as trophies are usually thought to be suffering from the extreme stresses of battle. But, research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) shows that this sort of misconduct has most often been carried out by fighters who viewed the enemy as racially different from themselves and used images of the hunt to describe their actions. "The roots of this behavior lie not in individual psychological disorders,"...

2012-05-15 13:32:45

The mothers of Britain's 'mixed families' are ensuring their children learn about their heritage and culture, according to a development project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). So, even if the child´s father hails from a minority background, it will still be the mother who is responsible for teaching them about the father´s culture. "Whether it's ensuring their children know about the history and culture of their ethnic or religious group, overseeing...


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Primatology
2013-10-02 13:00:50

Primatology is the study of primates that focuses on their behaviors and possible evolution. Those who practice this science, known as primatologists, focus on primates in the wild and in laboratory settings. There are many different sub-divisions of primatology that differ based on methodology and theory, but the two major branches are Western primatology and Japanese primatology. There share basic principles, but differ culturally and in many other regards. Western primatology originated...

Zooarchaeology
2013-09-30 13:29:48

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains including shells, bones, hides, scales, DNA, chitin, and hair. Shells and bones are most frequently studied because these do not decay at a fast rate, but most remains do not survive because they break or decompose. In eastern areas of North America, Zooarchaeology developed over three periods. The first, known as the Formative period, occurred in the 1860s and was not a specific area of study at that time. The second period, known as the...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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