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2011-09-25 07:00:00

The ALS Association is hosting a walk in New Britain, Connecticut on Saturday, September 24, 2011 to raise funds to find the cure for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Wallingford, CT (PRWEB) September 25, 2011 Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrigâs disease, is a motor neuron disease that affects people from all walks of life and can yield tragic side effects and eventually can even lead to death. This is why The ALS Association of Connecticut is hosting their...

2011-08-10 14:10:00

Harriet Geragosian of New Britain, CT has been honored with a recognition by Connecticut Magazine in its selection of "Connecticut 2011 Real Estate Agents." NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the March, 2011 issue of Connecticut Magazine published by Journal Register Company. Harriet Geragosian was selected for the following honor: "Connecticut 2011 Real Estate Agents" (Photo:...

2011-08-08 03:00:00

HALIFAX, England, August 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of Britain's best-known pub crawls are providing a "much-needed shot in the arm" for several local and national businesses, a leading online fancy dress company has revealed. While adverse media coverage surrounding so-called 'booze Britain' dominates the headlines on an almost daily basis, Paul Howcroft of costume supplier Fancy Dress Ball, which has an extensive range of fancy dress such as Halloween costumes...

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2011-08-05 09:26:04

Scientists at the University of York, using an 'amino acid time capsule', have led the largest ever program to date the British Quaternary period, stretching back nearly three million years. It is the first widespread application of refinements of the 40-year-old technique of amino acid geochronology. The refined method, developed at York's BioArCh laboratories, measures the breakdown of a closed system of protein in fossil snail shells, and provides a method of dating archaeological and...

2011-07-27 07:10:00

NEW YORK, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Olympic Committee and VisitBritain today announced "Team USA: Britain Bound," a first-of-its kind, interactive program that will see an all-star roster of U.S. Olympic and Paralympic champions tour Britain this fall. The program was launched at a One Year Countdown party at New York's Lincoln Center Tuesday night and will take fans behind the scenes as the athletes visit some of the Olympic venues and iconic British travel spots ahead of the...


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
lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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