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2015-04-23 08:25:32

The second event in The 614 Group's exclusive brand safety series, 'The Future of Digital: Winning the Fight to Be Seen by Humans,' brings together senior industry thought leaders to solve digital

2015-04-21 12:32:02

The sponsorship deal marks the first for the 2015 Golden Globes Awards® winner and star of the CW's hit television show "Jane the Virgin" NEW YORK, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Patrick matthew
2015-04-21 08:01:40

In 1858 Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace presented their paper “On the Origin of Species” to the Linnean Society. The two men had set out the theory of evolution and secured their place in the history books. But 27 years earlier a Scottish landowner and horticulturist, Patrick Matthew, came up with the very same idea of "evolution by natural selection".

2015-04-17 23:07:20

John Muir Charter School Receives Prestigious Award at Annual Charter School Conference Grass Valley, California (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 John Muir Charter

2015-04-17 23:04:15

Ticket Down announces that the beloved group, Mumford and Sons, has announced a summer 2015 tour and they will be headlining at the following locations: DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston/Detroit,

2015-04-16 08:29:30

MILAN, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Who in the world am I? Who are you? Tumble down the rabbit hole in Rogier Wieland's surreal trompe l'oeil

2015-04-15 08:29:32

2015 EDITIONS FEATURE NEW 5.1 SURROUND REMIX ON BLU-RAY AUDIO, NEW COVER AND GATEFOLD ARTWORK NEW YORK, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Roger Waters' album AMUSED TO DEATH

2015-04-14 23:11:45

BritWeek UKTI Business Innovation Award Finalists Announced Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 LOS ANGELES, CA - BritWeek and UK Trade & Investment

2015-04-14 23:10:48

Alex Flynn, a modern hero diagnosed with Parkinsons Disease, John Sall, co-founder and executive Vice President of SAS, and Simon Weston OBE, honoured veteran of the British Army, will keynote

2015-04-13 23:06:27

Ticket Down announces that they have cut ticket prices across the board for The Rolling Stones concert at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, GA on 6/9/15.


Latest British people Reference Libraries

Sir Samuel White Baker
2014-01-02 13:16:30

Sir Samuel White Baker, KCB, FRGS, FRS, born on June 8th of 1821 and died on December 30th of 1893, was a British explorer, naturalist, big game hunter, officer, engineer, writer, and abolitionist. He held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt as well. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin between April of 1869 and August of 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mainly remembered as the discoverer of Lake...

William Buckland
2013-10-14 14:04:00

William Buckland (March 12, 1784 – August 14, 1856) was an English theologian, ordained Anglican minister, geologist, and the prominent paleontologist of his day. He pioneered the use of fossilized feces, which he named “coprolites,” in the study and reconstruction of ancient ecosystems. Buckland is perhaps best known for naming and describing the very first recognized dinosaur fossil, the Megalosaurus, before the term “dinosaur” ever existed. Buckland was born at Axminster in...

Formal Aspects of Computing
2012-04-25 18:46:59

Formal Aspects of Computing (FAC) is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. It covers the area of formal methods and associated topics in computer science. The journal is associated with BCS-FACS (The British Computer Society Formal Aspects of Computing Science Specialist Group). FAC's editors-in-chief are Jim Woodcock and Cliff Jones. The main goal of the journal is to promote growth of computing science, to show its relation to practice and to...

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2010-02-03 13:44:47

Masiakasaurus, meaning "vicious lizard", is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous Period (70 million years ago), and possibly existed until the end of the dinosaur reign (66 million years ago). The type species, M. knopfleri, was named after musician Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, whose music inspired the expedition. Unlike most theropods, the front teeth of this small predator projected forward rather than straight down. This characteristic suggests that Masiakasaurus had a...

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2009-07-17 13:44:17

Thomas Harriot (c. 1560 - 1621) was an English astronomer. He was also a mathematician, ethnographer, and a translator. He is sometimes credited for introducing the potato to Great Britain and Ireland. He was also the first person to make an accurate drawing of the moon through a telescope. His drawing (July 26, 1609) was accomplished nearly four months before Galileo's. Harriot's surname is sometimes spelled Harriott, Hariot, or Heriot by different sources. Harriot was born in 1560 in...

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Word of the Day
dipsas
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.