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2015-02-27 23:19:53

Jaki McCarrick's play, Belfast Girls, about five young women who travel to Australia by ship in 1850 to escape the Irish Famine, will run as Artemisia’s American premiere from May 16, 2015

music therapy
2014-10-28 08:32:14

Music “soothes the savage beast” as they say, and a new study has found that it can also alleviate depression in children and adolescents.

2014-05-19 08:25:09

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every player needs a wingman.

2014-04-09 12:35:51

One of the world's most contentious food issues - Genetically Modified (GM) crops – will be debated by some of the world's leading authorities on the subject at Queen's University Belfast today (Wednesday day 9 April).

2014-04-08 16:21:56

Guests to Play on Show Sets During 2014 Belfast Calls LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While millions of fans immerse themselves in the fourth season of HBO's Game of

2014-04-01 23:25:52

Belfast becomes the first city in Ireland to be awarded one of the highly sought after Creative Learning Corporation concepts.

2014-03-26 11:34:19

One of the most serious threats to global biodiversity and the leisure and tourism industries is set to increase with climate change.

red squirrel
2014-02-25 06:05:48

Native red squirrels have declined throughout Britain and Ireland for the last century due to a combination of habitat loss and the introduction of the North American eastern grey squirrel. But more recently its few remaining populations have been devastated by an insidious pox virus passed to them by the alien invaders.

2013-07-19 15:30:13

An anti-cancer drug has been proven to be equally as effective in treating the most common cause of blindness in older adults as a more expensive drug specifically formulated for this purpose.


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'.