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Stonehenge Was A Monument Marking Unification Of Britain
2012-06-23 09:49:33

After 10 years of archaeological investigations, researchers have concluded that Stonehenge was built as a monument to unify the peoples of Britain, after a long period of conflict and regional difference between eastern and western Britain. Some stones came from southern England and others from West Wales. These stones are thought to have represented the ancestors of different groups from the earliest farming communities in Britain. Investigators from the universities of Sheffield,...

WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum At Ecuador's London Embassy
2012-06-20 05:39:28

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at Ecuador's embassy in London on Tuesday night, claiming he had been "abandoned" by his own government in Australia in his attempts to avert what he calls political persecution by the United States for releasing U.S. classified documents on his website. Assange´s move comes just days after Britain´s supreme court rejected the last of his appeals against extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sex...

More Fake Cancer Drugs Make Their Way To America
2012-04-04 11:27:07

Another batch of counterfeit Avastin, a cancer fighting drug, has been discovered in the United States. The new batch of counterfeit drugs discovered in the US was purchased in Turkey and shipped through Britain, officials said on Wednesday. Though the business in between Turkey and the US is different this time around, this shipping pattern closely resembles an earlier episode. The fake version of the Roche Genentech drug was first discovered in February and was received by as many as 19...

Sales Of Nokia Symbian Plunge, Surpassed By Windows Phone
2012-03-21 09:33:41

Sales of Nokia's Symbian smartphones fell sharply over the past year, with market share of the devices plunging form 12.4 percent a year ago to just 2.4 percent today, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. At the same time, sales of smartphones with Microsoft Windows software surpassed those running Nokia's Symbian, indicating progress in Nokia's switch to Microsoft software. Data for December through February, after the launch of Nokia's Windows-based Lumia 800 model,...


Latest Britain Reference Libraries

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2008-05-27 23:16:12

The Otterhound is British breed originally bred for hunting. It is in the same bloodlines as the Bloodhound and the Airedale Terrier. The breed has almost always been rare, even during the early 20th century when hunting was popular. The use of the breed to hunt otters ended in 1978 in Britain when it became illegal to kill otters. The breed is currently the most endangered in Britain and there are only between 350 and 400 in the United States. The breed generally weighs between 80 and 120...

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2007-08-14 13:42:24

The Barbastelle (Barbastella barbastellus), also known as the Western Barbastelle, is a European bat. It has a short nose, small eyes and wide ears. It is rare throughout its range. In Britain, only three breeding roosts are known, including Paston Great Barn in Norfolk. The Barbastelle has two main call types used for echolocation. The frequency parameters of call type 1 lie between 30-38 kHz, have most energy at 33 kHz and have an average duration of 2.5 ms.[1] The frequency parameters...

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2007-04-10 16:40:33

The Eurasian minnow (Phoxinus phoxinus) is a species of freshwater fish. It is a member of the carp family (family Cyprinidae) of order Cypriniformes, and is the type species of genus Phoxinus. It is ubiquitous throughout much of Eurasia, from Britain and Spain to eastern Siberia, predominantly in cold 53.6- 68°F (12"“20°C) streams and well-oxygenated lakes and ponds. It is noted for being a gregarious species, shoaling in large numbers. The species is of drab coloration and...

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2006-02-24 15:33:09

The Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) is a Eurasian species in the genus of crows. It is so similar in structure and habits to the Carrion Crow that some authorities consider them to be merely geographical races of one species. It wasn't until 2002 that the bird was elevated to full species status. It breeds in northern and eastern Europe, and closely allied specimens inhabit southern Europe and western Asia. Where their ranges overlap (as in northern Britain, Germany and Siberia) their hybrids...

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2005-09-12 10:47:47

The Alucitidae or many-plumed moths are a family of Lepidoptera with unusually modified wings. Both fore- and hind-wings consist of about six rigid spines, from which radiate flexible bristles creating a structure similar to a bird's feather. The family is small with about 130 species described. Both in Britain and North America only one of these is found - Alucita hexadactyla. This smallish moth can often be found fluttering in the evening twilight or resting with its 'wings'...

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Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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