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Alien Ladybug In Europe Dropping Native Species Population
2012-02-07 12:24:40

An alien predator in Europe is leading to a rapid decline of a native ladybugs in Britain, Belgium and Switzerland. Scientists have found that Harlequin ladybugs are overwhelming native ladybugs through predation and competition. The native ladybug, most known for the 2-spots on its back, have declined by 30 percent in Belgium and 44 percent in Britain over the past five years after the Harlequin species arrived in 2001. "This study provides strong evidence of a link between the...

2012-01-31 01:30:00

Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports that British health regulators recently sent letters to surgeons, notifying them of concerns that some of the 40,000 patients who received the metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants never received the recall notice New York, New York (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports that health regulators in Britain are concerned that recipients of the metal-on-metal DePuy ASR hip implants were never notified that the devices were recalled.* In August...

2012-01-19 11:17:10

Although around two thirds of us would prefer to die at home, in the developed world the trend in recent years has been for the majority to spend their final days in an institutional setting. But according to new research available in the journal Palliative Medicine, published by SAGE and from King's College London, the tide has now turned and an increasing number of people in the UK are dying at home. In England and Wales, the number of deaths at home nearly halved from 1974 to 2003. If...

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2011-12-05 09:50:10

Britain´s Prime Minister has promoted the use of new medicines and has also allotted $280 million (180 million pounds) to bring modern technologies to market with the goal of luring in big pharmaceutical companies. In a text slated to be given as a speech later today, Prime Minister David Cameron calls for the funds to be used to boost Britain´s $75-million life sciences industry. “The most crucial, fundamental thing we´re doing is opening up the National Health...

2011-10-20 23:00:00

Clip on earring specialist jewellers, http://www.make-me-beautiful.co.uk, announce sponsorship of British Beauty Queen, Alize Mounter as she stands for England at Miss World London, UK (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 By conventional standards, it's not been a year with much to cheer about. Food and heating costs have increased, budgets have been slashed and politicians around the globe continue to make ugly faces at each other rather than work together to solve the issues. Yet this year the 61st...


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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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