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2010-05-12 09:55:00

Archaeologists have disproved the fifty-year-old theory underpinning our understanding of how the famous stone statues were moved around Easter Island.

2010-04-27 02:59:00

LUGANO, Switzerland, April 27, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine the luxury of worldwide travel being virtually real for everyone.

2009-09-08 06:20:00

British archaeologists announced on Monday that they think they have deciphered the mystery of the red hats on the huge stone statues on Easter Island.

2009-05-10 18:29:15

Guitarist-songwriter Stephen Bruton, who worked with such stars as Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson, has died in Los Angeles of throat cancer. He was 60. Bruton died Saturday, Cameron Strang, president of New West Records said in a news release.

2009-05-10 11:33:02

Guitarist Stephen Bruton, who played with musicians like Bonnie Raitt and Kris Kristofferson, has died in Los Angeles of throat cancer, Kristofferson says. Kristofferson said he visited with Bruton, who had been battling cancer for 2 1/2 years, before the guitarist's death Saturday at the age of 60, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. I feel fortunate that I was able to get back to L.A.

2007-04-26 06:00:15

By Gowdy, John Key words: Biodiversity, climate change, co-evolution, collapse, generalized Darwinism, Walrasian economics, well-being, world systems analysis SUMMARY The critical problems that scientists warned about decades ago are now upon us.

2007-01-07 03:00:16

By Roger Dobson It was the first and most extreme ecological disaster. Easter Island, in the south Pacific, once lush with subtropical broadleaf forest, was left barren and vast seabird colonies were destroyed after the arrival of man.

2005-09-01 23:45:00

A researcher at Rochester Institute of Technology is unraveling a mystery surrounding Easter Island. William Basener, assistant professor of mathematics, has created the first mathematical formula to accurately model the island's monumental societal collapse.

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2007-04-04 15:20:43

The Longfin African conger, Conger cinereus, is a conger of the family Congridae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans from the Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesas and Easter islands, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to northern Australia and Lord Howe Island, at depths down to 262.46 ft (80 m). Length is up to 4.27 ft (1.3 m). The Longfin African conger has flanges on the upper and lower lips which are well developed, and two rows of teeth in each jaw, those of...

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  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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