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2014-06-27 23:00:24

ZomBcall launches Kickstarter crowd funding drive at 10PM CST on June 27, 2014 to raise funds to manufacture their zombie vocalizer toy. DAllas, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 ZomBcall is officially launching their Kickstarter crowd funding drive to raise funds to manufacture their zombie vocalizer toy. At 10:00PM CST the ZomBcall crowd funding initiative launches allowing the public to show their support for zombie culture and back the project. ZomBcall inventors James Villepigue and...

2014-06-27 14:45:06

Princeton University So accustomed are we to metaphors related to taste that when we hear a kind smile described as "sweet," or a resentful comment as "bitter," we most likely don't even think of those words as metaphors. But while it may seem to our ears that "sweet" by any other name means the same thing, new research shows that taste-related words actually engage the emotional centers of the brain more than literal words with the same meaning. Researchers from Princeton University...

2014-06-27 04:21:03

LONDON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global market research firm, ORC International, announced today the expansion of its European presence with the opening of a new office in Sevres, south west of Paris. The Sevres office is ORC International's first in continental Europe, and the 16(th) office to join the firm alongside the UK presence in London and Manchester, and offices in the US, Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. The expansion also marks the firm's continued...

2014-06-26 12:30:57

Free Harry Potter activities all month long, plus donation for every Harry Potter book purchased in The Store NEW YORK, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Harry's birthday (July 31), The Scholastic Store is dedicating the entire month of July to Harry Potter and inviting fans and new readers of all ages to start their journeys to Hogwarts. For every copy of Harry Potter purchased in July, The Scholastic Store will donate a copy to The Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that...

2014-06-25 16:29:50

SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Moscone Center West, Google I/O Conference -- Leading mobile game developer Limbic, in collaboration with Google's Advanced Technologies and Projects group, today announced 'Zombie Gunship® Reality' - an immersive new way to slay zombies. Making its public debut on Project Tango hardware at Google I/O, Zombie Gunship Reality is a fresh spin on Limbic's hit mobile game and IGN Editor's Choice, Zombie Gunship, enjoyed by over ten million...

2014-06-24 08:28:06

Silver Surfer Arrives as Mac Players Join the Anniversary Celebration SAN MATEO, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Marvel Heroes 2015, the latest iteration of the free online action RPG based in the Marvel Universe, is now available on Mac along with Silver Surfer, the 35(th) and latest hero to be added to the ever-expanding playable roster. With day one access to new features including the Battle of Muspelheim Raid, Omega System and Daily Shared Quests as well as the continued...

2014-06-24 00:20:36

LOS ANGELES, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During an interview with Author/Director J Neil Schulman on the Ron Paul Channel posted June 21, 2014, Dr. Ron Paul praised his new movie, "Alongside Night" (starring Kevin Sorbo/Hercules and God's Not Dead) by emphasizing, "I'd like to mention to the viewers, hopefully when you get the chance take a look at this movie, read the book. Neil's worked hard in the libertarian movement. And we'd like to move it along and get it a lot of attention...

2014-06-23 12:25:18

John Green, Gayle Forman, Lev Grossman and Holly Black among writers to appear at convention being held July 30-Aug. 3 in Orlando LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- From "The Fault in Our Stars" to "The Spiderwick Chronicles" and "Speak," young adult novels continue to capture the hearts and attention of readers around the world. Several of the most popular and bestselling authors in the genre will be making appearances at this year's LeakyCon, the leading sci-fi/fantasy film,...

Using Casual Voice Commands To Program Robots
2014-06-23 10:13:59

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Robots of today can do a variety of tasks, but still have to be programmed to do them. The technology that goes into producing these robots has progressed to the point of understanding voice commands. However, if the instructor leaves out any key instructions, the robot could not complete the task effectively. This could all change in the near future. Ashutosh Saxena, an assistant professor of computer science at Cornell...

2014-06-20 23:09:32

All New "John Carter Warlord of Mars" Adventure Web Comic Strip Just Launched – Also with Spanish Language Version Tarzana, CA (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., the company founded by the author to protect and maintain his original literary creations, announced today that Burroughs’ first adventure hero – John Carter of Mars – will star in an all-new digital comic strip series to be penned by legendary comics scribe Roy Thomas and illustrated by renowned...


Latest Fiction Reference Libraries

Beast of Bladenboro
2013-09-17 12:23:19

The Beast of Bladenboro is a creature that was blamed for a slew of animal deaths in the winter of 1953-54 in Bladenboro, North Carolina. Witnesses and trackers of the beast suggested it was most likely a wildcat, but uncertainty of its true identity classifies it as a cryptid. Eight miles from Bladenboro in Clarkton, North Carolina, a dog was found dead, on December 29, 1953, possibly caused by the beast of Bladenboro. Witnesses described the creature as sleek, black, and about five feet...

Issie
2013-09-06 09:50:14

Issie is a lake monster claimed to inhabit Lake Ikeda, on Kyushu Island in Japan. The name Issie was formed as an analogy to “Nessie”, the Loch Ness Monster. The legend comes from a myth that Issie was a white mare and had a foal. They lived on the shores of Lake Ikeda. When her foal was kidnapped by a samurai, she searched desperately to find it. In despair she jumped into the lake and was transformed into the lake monster. When she surfaces, the legend says she is searching for her...

Bothriechis Guifarroi
2013-06-18 13:48:58

Bothriechis guifarroi is a species of green palm-pit viper located in northern Honduras. It was previously confused with other Honduran palm pit vipers. It was discovered by scientists performing two expeditions in 2012 aiming at studying the fauna of Texiguat Wildlife Refuge. This area is thought to be one of the most endemism-rich and diverse highland forests in Mesoamerica. This species represents the 15th endemic species that occurs in the region. As a member of the genus Bothriechis,...

Spectral Bat, Vampyrum spectrum
2012-07-13 14:21:36

The spectral bat (Vampyrum spectrum) is the only species in the Vampyrum genus. Its other common names include Linnaeus's false vampire bat, the spectral vampire bat, and the false vampire bat. Despite these names, it is not related to the false vampire bats that are found in the Old World bat family. Its range extends from southern Mexico to Peru, from Ecuador to northern and central Brazil, Guyana, Suriname, and the island of Trinidad. The spectral bat can reach an average body length of...

Silver-Haired Bat, Lasionycteris noctivagans
2012-04-25 08:00:07

The silver-haired bat (Lasionycteris noctivagans) is the only species in the genus Lasionycteris within the large family of vesper bats. It can be found in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and Bermuda. Also known as silverwings, this bat is the most common in the forests of the United Sates. The bats are almost black in color with dense, silver tipped fur that makes them look “frosted”. At approximately 3.9 inches, this bat is considered medium sized. It can weigh up to .4 ounces. It...

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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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