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2012-07-26 23:00:52

In Honor of National Sisters' Day and International Friendship Day, August 5th, HOT GIRLS PEARLS Offers Online Sale on "Cool" Jewelry New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2012 Sunday, August 5th, is National Sisters' Day and International Friendship Day, double inspiration to celebrate our bonds with the important women in our lives. Innovative jewelry company HOT GIRLS PEARLS costume jewelry tm, created to fashionably promote women's wellness, recognizes the significance of such a commemorative...

2011-06-23 08:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jun 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (http://www.myprgenie.com) -- Vyycore Corporation of Santa Clara, CA was voted "Best of Show" winner at MobiTechFest East on May 12, 2011 in Cambridge, MA and at the 2011 TiEcon Expo also in May."This has been a remarkable month for us," said Doron Koren, Vyycore president and CEO. "We are honored and energized by the recognition from both organizations. These awards serve to make Vyycore's multi-national team of scientists, researchers, and...

2011-06-20 12:36:10

Do you ever wonder about the stuff that makes up words? Why is a word a word, what goes into forming it, what's its history or why is it long or short? Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology do. Steven Piantadosi, Harry Tily and Edward Gibson study words for MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to understand how humans think and communicate. Recently, they put a well-established, 75-year-old language theory to the test and found it had room for improvement. At...

2011-04-15 00:00:28

What would you do if you had just three days to live? Taken seriously, it's not an easy question to answer, but that's exactly what people in over 25 countries and 44 US states did when they entered the LAST 72, a writing contest whose winners are set to be honored in an upcoming awards gala. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 14, 2011 What would you do if you had just three days to live? Taken seriously, it's not an easy question to answer, but that's exactly what people in over 25 countries...

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2011-02-08 11:07:58

Up until now it was unknown whether males of the great bustard (Otis tarda), an emblematic bird in Spain and endangered at a global level, transmit information on their weight, size, and age through their plumage. For the first time a study shows that the 'beards' and the design of the neck are "reliable" indicators of the weight and age of their bearers, and are used to both avoid fights with competitors and to attract females. "The heaviest males (best physical condition) make it known to...

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2011-01-29 08:17:21

On Friday, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the U.S. and Europe should take the lead in battling climate change, rather than waiting around for others to take charge. "This climate change campaign should be led, must be led by developed countries. This has started from industrial revolution, and the United States and European countries they have to be morally, politically responsible," Ban told world elites gathered at the Davos meeting of the World Economic Forum."The United States as...

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2010-06-25 11:45:00

A cat received a new pair of bionic legs recently after having them chopped off in a farming accident. Oscar, a two-and-a-half year old black cat, was run over by a combine harvester last October.  However, he has regained a spring in his step since then. Noel Fitzpatrick, a neuro-orthopaedic surgeon, fitted the prosthetic paws during a three-hour operation involving grafting the replacement legs onto the stumps of Oscar's remaining bones. "The real revolution with Oscar is because we...

2010-02-16 14:21:38

Most Americans like the idea of conservation, but few practice it in their everyday lives, according to the results of a national survey released today by researchers at Yale and George Mason universities. A majority of Americans say that it is "very important" or "somewhat important" to turn off unneeded lights (92 percent), to lower the thermostat in winter (83 percent), and to use public transportation or a carpool (73 percent), among other conservation behaviors. Yet the study found...

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2009-07-06 15:10:00

 A University of California, Berkeley, project to catalog nearly every living thing on the Polynesian island of Moorea is enlisting the help of the island's 5th graders and showing them that science is not for foreigners only.While conducting research for his thesis and for the Moorea Biocode Project, UC Berkeley graduate student Brad Balukjian has been teaching 5th graders at the Paopao Primary School about biodiversity and introducing them to the scientific study of the plants and...

2009-06-25 04:05:00

MCLEAN, Va., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Job hunting is tough enough in the best of times, but in a down economy even the most qualified candidates find it difficult to get noticed by the right employers.   (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090625/NYFNSP01 ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080304/NETU036LOGO )   Rob McGovern, founder/CEO of Jobfox.com (www.Jobfox.com) and founder/former CEO of CareerBuilder.com, says that merely responding to job board ads is...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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