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Second Controversial Bird Flu Study Released
2012-06-22 10:42:49

On June 21, the second of two bird flu studies was released. It put fears to rest regarding terrorism and the global epidemic. Specifically, five genetic mutations were mentioned in the report.

Tea Linked To Prostate Cancer In Men
2012-06-21 10:20:25

On any given day, some person in the world will be drinking tea. Tea plays an important role in modern culture. For example, visit restaurants and cafes, and you’ll see families and friends chatting and sipping tea.

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2012-06-03 07:16:01

Customers of a popular UK mobile phone and broadband service providers suspected of illegally sharing pornographic films will be receiving cease-and-desist letters from filmmakers.

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2012-06-03 06:56:06

Amateur rocketeers from throughout the UK were expected to participate in an four-day festival which kicked off Saturday and was organized by the East Anglian Rocketry Society and the UK Rocketry Association.

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2012-05-24 19:07:38

Google CEO Chairman Eric Schmidt gave a lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival wherein he announced a partnership with UK’s National Film and TV School to train young film-makers.

ICANN Domain Name Application Process Re-Opens
2012-05-23 05:09:45

As of Monday, companies and organizations can once again log in, review, and submit applications to the agency handling a large-scale expansion of Internet addresses.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.