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2014-11-13 23:02:47

ACM (the Association for Computing Machinery)) announced today that the funding level for the ACM A.M. Turing Award is now $1,000,000, to be provided by Google Inc.

2014-11-10 08:27:56

- First curated collection announced for "Project Latte" features every episode of MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS - - Just-released concert film Monty Python Live (mostly) - One Down Five to

2014-11-07 16:22:23

MUSIC BY SIX-TIME OSCAR NOMINEE, GRAMMY AND GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER ALEXANDRE DESPLAT NEW YORK, Nov.

2014-11-07 12:23:57

New musical with original score by Sting, book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey Choreography by Steven Hoggett, Directed by Joe Mantello Now Playing at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway

2014-11-06 12:26:54

Three-Day Event to Feature Film Talent Q&A Sessions, a Wand Combat Masterclass, the Sorting Hat Experience and More ORLANDO, Fla., Nov.

2014-11-05 16:28:35

LONDON, November 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the weather cools down for winter in many regions across the globe, game lovers are getting settled for a season full of thrilling

2014-11-04 12:26:33

THE UNTOLD STORY OF JOHN LENNON'S UNTIMELY DEATH AS TOLD BY THOSE WHO LIVED IT NEW YORK, Nov.

2014-11-03 12:28:57

Hospital challenges students to come up with mobile app to improve patient experience BRAMPTON and ETOBICOKE, ON, Nov.

2014-10-31 12:23:40

Black Veil Brides is currently Top 10 in 20 countries on iTunes Global Albums Chart NEW YORK, Oct.

2014-10-30 23:05:21

Professor Luciana Lagana receives an honorable mention award for best webisode at the 2014 International Independent Film Awards with the Dr.


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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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