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2008-12-18 16:00:00

California Attorney General Brown, San Francisco City Attorney Herrera, and 12 other State Attorneys General reach agreement with MillerCoors Brewing Company to reformulate Sparks and discontinue misleading marketing claims SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major victory for public health and safety, 13 State Attorneys General, the City Attorney of San Francisco, and MillerCoors Brewing Company announced today that the company will be reformulating its Sparks...

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2008-12-15 16:52:57

MU entomologist warns of the venomous brown recluse spider's bite As the cold weather creeps in, so do brown recluse spiders. True to their name, the brown recluse is a shy, reclusive spider looking for a warm home. Drawn to clutter, closets and complex storage environments, the spiders actually want to stay away from humans. But, if care is not taken, people could find themselves sharing their home with one of 'the big three,' according to a University of Missouri entomologist. The brown...

2008-09-12 21:00:24

By Rob Preece The Prime Minister failed to silence calls for a windfall tax on power firms' profits, despite unveiling a raft of energy-saving measures he claimed would save households over 300 a year.Six million homes occupied by pensioners and low-income families are to get free loft and cavity insulation, while another five million homes stand to receive the service half-price.But consumer groups dismissed the proposals as "too little, too late", and Mr Brown's pledge that energy firms...

2008-09-12 12:00:30

By Michael Settle GORDON Brown will be sitting in front of his Downing Street fire tonight hoping that his emergency energy package not only helps the poorest of us keep warm this winter but also insulates him from the political storm raging outside . Flanked by Whitehall ministers John Hutton and Hilary Benn, whose portfolios cover energy and the environment respectively, the Prime Minister set out how his plans would hopefully initiate nothing less than a "sea change" in energy...

2008-09-07 03:00:00

By Muggli, Monique E Ebbert, Jon O; Robertson, Channing; Hurt, Richard D The major tobacco manufacturers discovered that polonium was part of tobacco and tobacco smoke more than 40 years ago and attempted, but failed, to remove this radioactive substance from their products. Internal tobacco industry documents reveal that the companies suppressed publication of their own internal research to avoid heightening the public's awareness of radioactivity in cigarettes. Tobacco companies continue...

2008-09-03 21:00:10

The International Water Association today announced national environmental engineering firm Brown and Caldwell and the Columbus (Ga.) Water Works won the 2008 Global Project Innovation Superior Achievement Award for their work on the Columbus Biosolids Flow-Through Thermophilic Treatment and Cogeneration System Project. The award will be presented at the IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition in Vienna, Austria, on Sept. 10. Cliff Arnett, CWW senior vice president of operations, and...

2008-09-02 03:00:33

By Roger Anderson The Inland Valley Drug Free Community Coalition supports San Bernardino County's decision to ask the state Supreme Court to intervene on State Attorney General Brown's demands that people be allowed to smoke pot. San Bernardino County was not fooled by a small group of pro-pot users who marched in mid-August demanding the county issue pot ID cards. The failed protest attempt by pro-drug legalizers is reminiscent of a drug culture craze a generation ago. Those days are long...

2008-08-26 03:00:56

Cotswold Mp Geoffrey Clifton-Brown has called for improvements to Great Western Ambulance Service. His stand follows a year-long investigation by the Healthcare Commission. It was prompted by the case of Rebecca Wedd, who died in hospital after she was hit by a car in Cirencester and had to wait 40 minutes for an ambulance. On May 25 last year, the 23-year-old was walking along the A433 near Coates to the Royal Agricultural College, where she studied, when she was hit by a silver BMW. She...

2008-08-11 09:00:05

By BETH DUFF-BROWN By Beth Duff-Brown The Associated Press BEIJING Police investigating the stabbing death of the father of a former U.S. Olympian said Sunday the suspect was distraught over family problems. Chinese authorities unsettled by the attack during the Olympics tightened security at tourist spots . Wang Wei, vice president of the Beijing Olympic organizing committee, said Sunday that security in and around Olympic venues was already sufficient but would be increased at...

2008-08-05 21:00:19

By Anna Kurth, The Daily Telegram, Superior, Wis. Aug. 5--Five Superior classrooms are turning high-tech this fall when teachers will roll out new interactive white boards in place of their blackboards. The boards are a combination computer and projector that allow a teacher to develop lessons and show them on the screen. The computer contains software that allows a teacher to create a lesson combining documents, video, Internet links and regular blackboard uses of the board, said Sam...


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Brown Swiss Cattle
2014-07-12 12:06:09

The Brown Swiss is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in the Swiss Alps. In 1949, it was claimed the cattle of the European Alps were improved by Pinzgauer blood. This was assumed by the cattle’s color and history, but has been disproved since. The Brown Swiss is completely different from the original cattle bred in Switzerland in the late 1600s. The breed was imported to the United States by Henry M. Clark in 1869. A total of 25 bulls and 140 cows were imported at that time. The...

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2008-07-14 17:05:35

The Brown-breasted Bulbul (Pycnonotus xanthorrhous), is a species of songbird in the Pycnonotidae family. It is found in China, Hong Kong, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2006-12-12 14:00:13

The Brown-throated Three-toed Sloth, Bradypus variegatus, is a species of sloth from Central and South America. It is the most widespread and common species of the group. It is found in many different kinds of environments, including evergreen and dry forests. Also, in highly unsettled natural areas. It is a solitary, nocturnal and daily animal, feeding on leaves of many species of trees. The female of the species is known to emit a loud shrill, during the mating season to attract...

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2006-11-06 13:02:43

The Brown-headed Cowbird, Molothrus ater, is a small bird of the Icteridae family. They are residents to open and semi-open country across most of North America. They are permanent residents in the southern parts of their range. Northern birds migrate to the southern United States and Mexico. At one time, the Brown-headed Cowbird followed the bison herds across the prairies. Their numbers expanded with the clearing of forested areas and the introduction of new grazing animals by settlers...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Brown Dwarf -- Brown dwarfs are a special type of low-mass star (approximately 13-70 Jupiter masses) that do not have nuclear fusion occurring in their cores during their time on the main sequence. Early in their development most brown dwarf stars do have lithium fusion in their cores, and a lack of lithium is a test for low-mass objects that are suspected of being brown dwarfs. Many brown dwarfs continue to glow in the red and infrared after their lithium is exhausted. This glow is...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'