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2011-02-10 05:55:00

A group of archaeologists have discovered a set of six marble sculptures in Rome that may have belonged to a high-ranking officer in the Roman Empire, Italy's Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities said on Wednesday. The archaeologists, led by Roberto Egidi, unearthed five marble heads from the Severan imperial dynasty and a statue of the Greek god Zeus at the digsite. The figures were buried in an ancient fountain of a Roman villa along the Via Anagnina street in southeast Rome. The...

2009-10-21 11:55:11

A team of Spanish and Portuguese researchers has carried out molecular genetic analysis of the Y chromosome (transmitted only by males) of the aboriginal population of the Canary Islands to determine their origin and the extent to which they have survived in the current population. The results suggest a North African origin for these paternal lineages which, unlike maternal lineages, have declined to the point of being practically replaced today by European lineages. Researchers from the...

2008-07-23 03:00:58

BASEL, Switzerland and TORONTO, July 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roche and ARIUS Research Inc. (TSX:ARI) today announced that the two companies have signed a definitive agreement for Roche to acquire ARIUS in an all-cash transaction at a price of approximately C$191 million. ARIUS is the developer of a proprietary antibody platform called FunctionFIRST(TM), which rapidly identifies and selects antibodies based on their functional ability to affect disease before progressing into clinical...

2006-08-22 07:29:58

By Lamine Chikhi ALGIERS (Reuters) - As an Arabic speaker, Syrian businessman Ziad Karam thought he'd feel at home in Algeria. How wrong he turned out to be. "I need language training to understand my Algerian brothers!" Karam, 42, told Reuters. "It's so complex, the sound so unusual, that I've decided to use an interpreter during my stays in Algeria." Unlike neighbors in Morocco and Tunisia, Algerians speak a dense patois, a mixture of Arabic, Berber, French and sometimes Turkish,...

2006-06-25 18:34:54

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - Portugal beat the Netherlands 1-0 on Sunday in a stormy World Cup clash in which Russian referee Valentin Ivanov sent off four players, a record for the finals. Midfielder Maniche scored the only goal in the 23rd minute, striking forcefully inside the box after a nice lay off from striker Pauleta. Portugal held on for the victory in a showdown marred by shoving matches and a seemingly endless stream of yellow cards. Referee Ivanov sent off...

2006-01-03 20:15:00

By Charles Dick TIOUT, Morocco (Reuters) - Tree-climbing goats, a centuries-old Berber tradition and an evergreen tree combine to produce Morocco's argan oil, prized by locals and enthusiasts abroad for its culinary and cosmetic qualities. The golden oil comes from the seed of the argan tree which grows almost exclusively in the harsh environment of the southwest of the North African country, near the Sahara. The tree is so hardy it can stay dormant for years during times of drought before...

Word of the Day
  • 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.