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2006-04-28 03:30:00

LONDON -- Mystery solved. It was the admiral. A secret code embedded in the text of a court ruling in the case of Dan Brown's bestseller "The DaVinci Code" has been cracked, but far from revealing an ancient conspiracy it is simply an obscure reference to a Royal Navy admiral. Britain's High Court Justice Peter Smith, who handed down a ruling that Brown had not plagiarized his book, had embedded his own secret message in his judgment by italicizing letters scattered throughout the 71-page...

2006-04-27 07:16:38

By Peter Graff LONDON (Reuters) - Three weeks after a British court passed judgment in the copyright case involving Dan Brown's bestseller "The Da Vinci Code," a lawyer has uncovered what may be a secret message buried in the text of the ruling. Lawyer Dan Tench noticed some letters in the judgment had been italicized, and it suddenly dawned on him that they spelled a phrase that included the name of the judge: "Smith code." Justice Peter Smith, who during the trial displayed a...

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2006-04-25 15:15:00

NEWPORT BEACH, CA -- The Binary Research Institute (BRI) has found that orbital characteristics of the recently discovered planetoid, "Sedna", demonstrate the possibility that our sun might be part of a binary star system. A binary star system consists of two stars gravitationally bound orbiting a common center of mass. Once thought to be highly unusual, such systems are now considered to be common in the Milky Way galaxy. Walter Cruttenden at BRI, Professor Richard Muller at UC Berkeley,...

2006-04-21 10:28:52

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - Dan Brown's follow-up novel to his global bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" won't be ready by the end of the year as originally expected, his publisher said on Friday. "We don't know when it's coming, but it's out of the schedule for this year," said Larry Finlay, managing director for Transworld Publishers in London, a division of Bertelsmann-owned Random House. "At one point we were hoping for it around October or November, but now it's looking...

2006-04-21 08:51:11

By Jeffrey Goldfarb LONDON (Reuters) - Dan Brown's follow-up novel to his global bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" won't be ready by the end of the year as originally expected, his publisher said on Friday. "We don't know when it's coming, but it's out of the schedule for this year," said Larry Finlay, managing director for Transworld Publishers in London, a division of Bertelsmann-owned Random House. "At one point we were hoping for it around October or November, but now it's looking...

2006-04-21 07:40:00

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina -- A North Carolina man was executed by lethal injection on Friday by officials using a machine to ensure he did not suffer undue pain, a procedure that raised ethical questions about medical staff monitoring the death. Willie Brown Jr., 61, was pronounced dead at 2:11 a.m. (0611 GMT) by Warden Marvin Polk at the state's Central Prison, spokesman Keith Acree said. Brown had been sentenced to death for the 1983 killing of a convenience store clerk after a...

2006-04-21 01:31:51

By Gene Cherry RALEIGH, North Carolina (Reuters) - A North Carolina man was executed by lethal injection on Friday by officials using a machine to ensure he did not suffer undue pain, a procedure that raised ethical questions about medical staff monitoring the death. Willie Brown Jr., 61, was pronounced dead at 2:11 a.m. (0611 GMT) by Warden Marvin Polk at the state's Central Prison, spokesman Keith Acree said. Brown had been sentenced to death for the 1983 killing of a convenience...

2006-04-20 21:59:11

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Knicks coach Larry Brown intends to remain at the team next season despite a health scare that forced him to miss three games toward the end of a dismal 23-59 season. The 65-year-old Brown, who made a much-publicised $10 million a year move to New York this season after leaving the Detroit Pistons following health concerns there, said on Thursday that he was determined to help the Knicks rebuild. "I want to retire here, I want to fulfil my...

2006-04-20 15:35:39

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has upheld a ruling that Dan Brown did not copy elements of another writer's work in his bestseller, "The Da Vinci Code," his publisher said on Thursday. It was another legal victory for Brown after a high-profile case in London this month where a British court rejected charges he plagiarized another book, "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail," by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh. In the New York case, author Lewis...

2006-04-20 10:32:12

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has upheld a ruling that Dan Brown did not copy elements of another writer's work in his bestseller, "The Da Vinci Code," his publisher said on Thursday. It was another legal victory for Brown after a high-profile case in London this month where a British court rejected charges he plagiarized another book, "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail," by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh. In the New York case, author Lewis...


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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'