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2014-07-23 16:21:00

RED BAY, NL, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Residents of Red Bay, Labrador and the surrounding Labrador Straits region watched on today during a formal ceremony as three UNESCO plaques - one in English, French and Basque - describing the international significance of the Red Bay Basque Whaling Station World Heritage Site were unveiled. The approximately 600 hectare World Heritage property that takes in a wealth of terrestrial and submerged cultural resources related to 16(th) century Basque...

2012-05-29 10:04:27

“What people are afraid of is dying badly rather than actually dying”. Iñaki Olaizola has observed how Basque society feels about euthanasia and the process of dying, and how the perception has changed since the 1970s. For this purpose, he interviewed all kinds of people and has been able to conclude that the fear of dying badly is widespread. In his thesis, defended at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), he stressed the need to guarantee a dignified...

2012-04-13 12:01:21

As this tuber is cultivated despite spells of rough weather, and is good for relieving hunger, its popularity shot up in Álava following the Peninsular War Today, the potato is firmly established in our diet, but in actual fact it has only been with us for little more than two centuries, and at first it was not even appreciated as a foodstuff. The researcher David Palanca has studied the first century in the history of this tuber in the Basque Country, starting with its...

2012-03-06 23:55:16

The Genographic Project announced today the most comprehensive analysis to date of Basque genetic patterns, showing that Basque genetic uniqueness predates the arrival of agriculture in the Iberian Peninsula some 7,000 years ago. Through detailed DNA analysis of samples from the French and Spanish Basque regions, the Genographic team found that Basques share unique genetic patterns that distinguish them from the surrounding non-Basque populations. Published in the American Journal of Human...

2011-08-11 13:45:13

According to sociologist Auxkin Galarraga, factors such as difficult access to quality jobs have impeded completing a process that originated with the industrial crisis Far from the industrial nature that has marked it, but not managing to reach the desired goal of what we call the knowledge society, the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country (CAV-EAE) still has some way to go in order to overcome the socio-economic transition that started when it was accepted that industrial decline was...

2011-06-08 21:56:20

They say that history is written by the victors. But the combatants, fundamental to the outcome of war, rarely appear in this history "“ whether victors or vanquished. University of the Basque Country anthropologists Pío P©rez and Ignazio Aiestaran have rebelled against this injustice, "uncovering" the memory of those who fought in the trenches in the 1936 war in Spain. They studied ten autobiographical accounts to produce Oroimen iheskorrak: gerra zibileko...

2010-12-28 14:57:17

The BIOMICs Group, based at the Lucio Lascaray building in the Álava/Araba campus of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), is specially known for overseeing the SGIker DNA Bank, not only undertaking this task, but also feeding data into the gene research bank and making good use of it for their own lines of research. Led by Doctor Marian Martínez de Pancorbo, BIOMICs has numerous research specialists in diverse areas of genetics...

2010-01-26 10:30:00

BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Idaho's Basque Museum and Cultural Center has created an insider's look into the compelling historical journey of the of Basque men, women and children who immigrated in the early 20th Century from the Basque regions of France and Spain to the United States. "Hidden in Plain Sight: The Basques" is a new exhibit that will be displayed at Ellis Island National Monument in New York City. "Hidden in Plain Sight" explores the language, customs, traditions...

2008-02-16 03:27:20

HOUSTON — Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) are forging ahead with the activation of the orbiting laboratory's new European research module. The joint 10-astronaut crew of the space station and NASA's docked Atlantis orbiter are squeezing in extra work today commission the European Columbus lab before the shuttle departs the ISS on Monday. "We're very far advanced in the activation and commission of Columbus," said Alan Thirkettle, station program...

2008-02-15 03:23:14

HOUSTON — Europe's shiny new lab at the International Space Station (ISS) is in fine shape, according to the astronauts that delivered the new module. The joint astronaut crews of the station and NASA's shuttle Atlantis said the European Space Agency's (ESA) Columbus lab was fully activated late Wednesday and performing well. "It is a beautiful module," space station commander Peggy Whitson told Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel during a space-to-ground link early...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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