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2011-08-18 05:20:00

Scientists have identified a critical step in the evolution of filter-feeding whales' enormous mouths. These whales, otherwise known as baleen whales or mysticetes, have feeding adaptations that are unique among mammals, in that they can filter small marine creatures from huge volumes of water.  The whales accomplish this by using their "loose" lower jaw joints, which enable them to produce a vast filter-feeding gape. A new study of this ancient jawbone has overturned a long-held belief...

2011-08-16 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) announced today BBC Radio 1 will be available to its listeners on SiriusXM Internet Radio beginning Friday, August 19 at 5:00 pm ET as part of a new multi-platform agreement with the BBC that brings subscribers additional concert performances from the BBC vault. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101014/NY82093LOGO ) BBC Radio 1 will be time-shifted by 5 hours so Americans can enjoy the channel's lineup as...

2011-08-12 13:30:19

The 2010 ash cloud from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano that disrupted air travel in the UK and cost European businesses more than $2.6 billion was likely a once in a lifetime event, according to scientists, who have analyzed a record of past similar events stretching back into prehistory across northern Europe. Their analysis showed that past ash clouds like the one seen in 2010 occurred on an average of once every 56 years. A report of the findings has been published in the journal...

2011-08-03 00:00:29

August 6 & 7 Manchester, Birmingham, Plymouth, Derby, Cardiff and Portsmouth host an integrated live triathlon competition, to broadcast across the UK on the BBC Big Screens network. London, UK (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 Triathlon is breaking new ground with an innovative and exciting concept which the International Triathlon Union (ITU) launched today. Visitors to Triathlon Live Sites in six cities around the UK on August 6 and 7 will experience live triathlon in a format that has never...

2011-07-23 05:40:00

Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) may have gotten their first look at the so-called "God particle" -- the fabled massive elementary particle known as the Higgs boson -- according to BBC News reports published Friday. According to BBC Science Correspondent Ian Sample, officials at the Geneva-based particle physics laboratory announced the possible discovery during the 2011 Europhysics Conference on High-Energy Physics...

2011-07-20 11:41:00

LONDON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced that the BBC chose comScore Digital Analytix as its preferred web analytics provider. Following an in-depth review of a long list of potential providers, the tender has been awarded to comScore Digital Analytix for its flexibility and ease of implementation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080115/COMSCORELOGO) comScore was chosen as they fulfilled all...

2011-07-20 07:35:00

A Russian radio telescope intended to be the largest of its kind in space, has started its stellar orbit around planet Earth for the first time since being launched, reports BBC News. The radio telescope, named RadioAstron, part of the Russian space observatory -- Spectrum-R -- will travel in an elliptical orbit that at its farthest point from Earth will take it close to the Moon. It was carried into orbit by the Zenith-3M rocket, taking off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome on Monday...

2011-07-20 00:00:33

Today, BBC News reported that the price of gold has hit a new record price of $1610 an ounce. (PRWEB) July 19, 2011 Today, BBC News reported that the price of gold has hit a new record price of $1610 an ounce. It climbed above $1,600 for the first time on Monday, capping a record-breaking rally of eleven days of gains. Bournemouth-based gold buyer Postgoldforcash.com is urging people to take advantage of these high gold prices and sell their gold while they can still get a phenomenal price...

2011-07-12 09:15:00

Delegates meeting at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) conference in the Channel Islands warn that oil and gas exploration in the Russian Far East continues to threaten the livelihood of the critically endangered gray whale that spends its summer feeding along Sakhalin Island, according to a recent BBC News report. IWC scientists say that companies using seismic guns to find oil and gas in the area are taking steps to reduce impact, but they said those companies need to do more to...

2011-07-10 08:16:18

A British consumer organization is accusing Yahoo! of searching through users' personal emails for information that they can use to sell advertising, according to a BBC News report Friday."¨According to the BBC report, Yahoo!, the largest email provider on the planet, is currently offering a new service that utilizes scanning technology to block spam. That same technology can also be used to scan the content of a user's inbox and display advertising targeted specifically to them."¨In...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.