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2014-01-16 16:26:01

Thriving Young Architectural Practice Transforms Boarded Up Shop in Listed Terrace into Light, Bright Offices for their Own Occupation LONDON, England, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Rodi? Davidson Architects, a Practice that has built a reputation for commercial creativity, vision and the ability to produce crisp, elegant and finely-crafted architecture, has moved offices to a Grade II Nash Terrace in Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury WC1. Established in 2006 by Ben Davidson...

London Zoo Mountain Chicken Frogs Make Comeback
2012-07-30 05:46:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Critically endangered frogs rescued from possible extinction at the hands of a deadly fungus have successfully bred for the first time at the London Zoo, various media outlets reported Sunday. According to Telegraph Science Correspondent Richard Gray, the mountain chicken frogs had been rescued from the island of Montserrat, where they had been threatened by the spread of the Chytrid fungus. Chytridiomycosis, a disease associated...

2011-05-30 08:37:39

Research from the University of Warwick shows a trip to the zoo can boost your child's science and conservation education more than books or classroom teaching alone. In research conducted at ZSL London Zoo, more than 3,000 school children aged between seven and 14 were asked about their knowledge of animals, habitat and conservation and then tested again after their trip. The results show that 53% had a positive change in educational or conservation-related knowledge areas, personal concern...

2009-06-13 23:01:00

Queen Elizabeth has put in a vegetable patch on the Buckingham Palace grounds, much as U.S. first lady Michelle Obama did at the White House. Like the White House vegetables, the ones in the queen's garden will be grown organically, with liquid seaweed used in place of chemical fertilizers and garlic keeping aphids down, a royal spokeswoman said. The patch is in a part of the 40-acre palace grounds previously used to grow summer flowers. The 30-foot by 12-foot garden harks back to the days of...

2008-09-28 00:00:22

By Kate Bassett Theatre By creating so many characters in a dysfunctional rut, writer EndaWalsh has landed in one of his own The Walworth Farce NT Cottesloe LONDON Riflemind Trafalgar Studios LONDON The Girlfriend Experience Royal Court Upstairs LONDON Just last month, I saw the Edinburgh Fringe premiere of a chamber play by Ireland's acclaimed playwright Enda Walsh. In The New Electric Ballroom, a cranky trio were trapped in their house and in the past, repeating untrustworthy memories...

2008-09-10 18:00:20

A NEW indoor activity centre at Dudley Zoo has been keeping young visitors busy between the recent heavy showers. Dinosaur Dig, located in the Tecton Tropical Birdhouse on the Zoo's upper level, has proved a big hit with many youngsters. Zoo chief executive, Peter Suddock, said: "Children hunt for eggs in sand then extract model dinosaurs which they take home. The dinosaur theme links with ancient fossils that are found on the zoo site and teaches young visitors a little of our...

2008-09-01 15:00:14

By Gareth Edwards MUCKING out rhinos and tending to cockroaches might not be everyone's idea of a great day out. But staff at Edinburgh Zoo are expecting hundreds of people to pay for the privilege after unveiling plans for a "keeper for a day" experience. The public will be able to get closer than ever to some of the zoo's most popular animals, including the monkeys, penguins and chimpanzees. They may also get the chance to feed the lions - albeit from a safe distance. Cleaning...

2008-08-05 06:00:20

LONDON, August 5 /PRNewswire/ -- - Romance is on Track and Online With Free Wi-Fi at St Pancras International St Pancras International is the first UK station to offer free Wi-Fi access, making it the perfect place to meet. The 45 million people who travel through St Pancras International every year now have access to free and fast Wi-Fi. http://www.stpancras.com/news/connected/ St Pancras International is Europe's destination station. The first UK station to introduce free Wi-Fi sees...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.