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2010-07-15 11:28:47

A report said Thursday that Europe has overtaken Asia as the biggest source of email spam around the globe, with Britain being a major culprit. Information technology security firm Sophos said that Europe produced over a third of the world's total junk emails in the second quarter of 2010, which is slightly above Asia.  Asia had been ahead of Europe in the first quarter. "The UK... saw a significant rise in the proportion of spam it relayed. With a total output of 4.6 percent of the...

2010-07-14 09:48:00

LONDON, July 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Britain's Favourite Mobile Casino LadyLuck's has launched its exciting new slots game Gold Rush, driven from the days of the Californian Gold Rush in the Wild Wild West, it can simply be played for free on a mobile phone. Playing a 25-line, five-reel slot game has never been easier. Free to download, Gold Rush has a free spins bonus feature that allows customers to potentially double their winnings. With quick play thanks to auto spin...

2010-06-30 13:00:00

NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Queen Elizabeth II is set to visit New York on July 6th and it is giving us all a little Royal fever. If her visit to the States doesn't quite satisfy your Royal cravings, fans of Her Majesty can now live like the Queen for a day on their next visit to Britain. VisitBritain, the national tourist board, has composed a list of the Queen's favorite places to visit, eat and shop to help us all experience the Royal treatment. This summer is an especially good...

2010-06-28 05:40:00

LONDON/>, June 28, 2010/> /PRNewswire/ -- - With Photo South Africa's/> number one selling sports nutrition brand USN and UK's FamouslyFit.com have committed to a 2 year deal in which the companies will work together to fight for better fitness in Britain/>. USN will be joining forces with Famously Fit to ensure the online facility continues to provide free quality sensible information to people who need to understand their bodies and how to live healthy lifestyles. Fully...

2010-06-08 08:21:00

LONDON, June 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Pioneering Global Satellite Network and Services Earns Inmarsat Britain's Most Prestigious Award for Engineering Innovation Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announced today that it has won the 41st annual Royal Academy of Engineering MacRobert Award, Britain's biggest prize for engineering innovation. The award was made for Inmarsat's groundbreaking Broadband Global...

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2010-06-02 13:15:10

Archaeologists reported on Tuesday that they have found the earliest evidence of Neanderthals living in Britain. Two pieces of flint dating back 110,000 years ago were found at a construction site in Dartford, Kent. Dr. Francis Wendan-Smith, from Southampton University, said the finds push back the presence of Neanderthals in Britain by 40,000 years or more. A majority of researchers believe Britain was uninhabited by humans during the time the flint tools date back too. An absence of...

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2010-05-31 09:55:00

A new study has found that Britain and Europe are the world's most expensive places to purchase a new iPad computer from Apple. Australia's CommSec found that even when properly adjusting exchange rates, the much-hyped tablet is still more expensive for Europeans than the rest of the world. "In the UK, Germany, France and Italy an iPad costs 20-25 per cent more than in the U.S.," Craig James, chief economist at the CommSec share trading division of Australia's Commonwealth Bank, told...

2010-05-19 13:11:00

NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A new Financial Times/Harris Poll finds majorities of French adults (53%), just under half of Americans (46%) and two in five Italians (40%) believe it is likely that their government will default in the next decade, that is, be unable to pay back money it has borrowed in financial markets. Germans are more optimistic on this front, as over two in five (43%) believe it is unlikely their government will default. Britons and Spaniards are more divided. Just...

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2010-05-07 06:30:00

Medical experts warned on Thursday that weight-loss surgery should only be used in the most severe of cases in children, and then only with extreme caution due to potential risks and the fact the effectiveness of such procedures remains unknown. Scientists from the United States and Britain reviewed past studies on the obesity epidemic, and expressed that lifestyle changes such as better diets and increased exercise should always be the first option in weight-loss. Treatments including drugs...

2010-05-05 06:02:00

LONDON, May 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Why a Decisive Election Outcome is Imperative - We Need 'Action This Day' - We Must Tackle the Deficit - a Hung Parliament Will Result in Dangerous Indecision The British electorate needs to be decisive on 6th May, since it is imperative that government signals positive intent to the markets by taking immediate and resolute action over excessive public spending and a spiralling national debt. In the midst of stormy economic seas, 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
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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