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2015-04-06 12:30:09

An Original Comedy Film Written and Directed by Ricky Gervais and Starring Eric Bana BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Special Correspondents, a new original

2015-04-06 12:20:59

Award-Winning FMA Live! Forces in Motion to perform in 25 cities across 10 states MORRIS TOWNSHIP, N.J., April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and NASA's award-winning, hip-hop

2015-04-04 23:01:18

Wyatt-MacKenzie’s Spring 2015 titles include a brand new release “Young Jane Austen: Becoming a Writer” by Lisa Pliscou; and re-releases “A Stem Cell Transplant MS Recovery Story” by

2015-04-03 23:01:54

This Year’s Spotlight: “Personalized Medicine Comes of Age” Featuring Interviews With Several Thought Leaders in Personalized Medicine (PRWEB) April 03,

2015-04-01 08:26:09

American audiobook producer B.J. Harrison narrates and produces the top-selling P.G. Wodehouse title at Audible.com. SALT LAKE CITY, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- P.G.

2015-03-30 12:25:53

Based on their #1 New York Times Bestselling Picture Books TORONTO, March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Corus Entertainment's Nelvana Enterprises, one of the world's leading

2015-03-28 23:00:44

Retaining its name as one of the best Online Christian movie retailers, FishFlix.com is now offering the “Torchlighters” complete 12 DVD set for just $53.99. Mora,

2015-03-26 12:27:01

Artwork by Award-Winning Artist Jim Kay NEW YORK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL), the global children's publishing, education and media company, today released

2015-03-26 12:26:43

Handbag, luggage and accessories brand launches feel-good movement to make, capture, share and inspire moments of 'happy' NEW YORK, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kipling

2015-03-25 08:28:11

Great-granddaughter of early 1900s silent film pioneer writes how he discovered Chaplin, Sennett, and many more GOLD COUNTRY, Calif., March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlie Chaplin


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
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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