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2010-07-13 08:35:00

Parks need urgent support to halt loss of key species African national parks like Masai Mara and the Serengeti have seen populations of large mammals decline by up to 59 percent, according to a study published in Biological Conservation. The parks are each visited by thousands of tourists each year hoping to spot Africa's 'Big Five' "“ lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino "“ but the research shows that urgent efforts are needed to secure the future of the parks and their...

2010-06-30 05:45:00

Austrian and British researchers, who are working to understand ancient rock engravings from the Copper Age found in many hidden locations throughout Europe, said the displays may have been prehistoric man's primitive version of cinema. The visual displays indicate the artwork was more than simple images, the researchers from Cambridge University and Sankt Poelten's university of applied sciences (FH) in Austria believe. "The cliff engravings... in our opinion are not just pictures but are...

2010-05-25 03:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew, the Duke of York will be visiting its European headquarters in the Cambridge Business Park. During his visit today His Royal Highness will learn about Autonomy's unparalleled journey from the engineering research labs of Cambridge University a little over a...

2010-05-04 03:29:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, May 4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ever since education and learning guru Marc Prensky coined the term 'Digital Natives', there has been increased understanding of the different tools that the next generation will need to learn languages. Does this mean that gone are the days of the dog-eared textbook, replaced with ever more slick and shiny technology on mobile phones, PCs and iPods? Is toiling over grammar exercises with pen and paper a thing of the past, trumped by...

2010-04-12 05:19:00

PARIS, CAMBRIDGE, England and ABILENE, Texas, April 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abilene Christian University, Cambridge University Press and Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs have embarked on a joint research project whose intent is to set out a new path towards the future of publishing - from creation through distribution - by putting tools that enhance education in the hands of individuals. For hundreds of years, educators have relied on static, standardised textbooks to deliver...

2009-09-10 10:09:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. World Book Publishing Market http://www.reportlinker.com/p0119474/World-Book-Publishing-Market.html This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Book Publishing in US$ Millions. The market for Book Publishing is analyzed by the following Segments: Consumer Books, Text Books, and Professional Books. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for US,...

2009-08-06 15:50:00

Aesop's fables, which include the goose that laid the golden egg to the notorious race between the tortoise and the hare, are known for their moral lessons rather than their literal truth. But a new study finds at least one such tale might actually be rooted in fact:  the fable of "the crow and the pitcher." The story is the tale of a bird that finds a pitcher with the water level too low for him to reach, causing the crow to raise the water level by dropping rocks into the...

2009-07-20 03:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, English and SAN FRANCISCO, July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that it has been bestowed the Outstanding Achievement of the Year award by Cambridge Business Magazine, a leading East-of-England publication. The one-of-a-kind accolade celebrates Autonomy's market leadership, strong financial performance, innovation and trend-setting vision. The last 12 months...

2009-07-08 07:38:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Funxional Therapeutics Ltd (Funxional) has announced today the successful completion of the first Phase I study with FX125L, an orally available small molecule which belongs to a new therapeutic class named Broad Spectrum Chemokine Inhibitors (BSCIs). The Phase I, single ascending dose study was conducted in the United States. FX125L was well tolerated at all doses studied and no serious adverse events or subject withdrawals were observed....

2009-07-02 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambridge technology start-up Sonnet Models are set to change the way aspiring models get onto the books of the world's leading modelling agencies through a newly-launched Facebook application. Based on the public's votes, the 'Sonnet Face of the World' competition will allow any aspiring Kate Moss to get the attention of top modelling agencies around the world. Sonnet currently has partners in 33 locations and all finalists will secure...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'