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After More Than 200 Years, Sunken Treasure Returned To Spain
2012-02-27 09:30:04

A treasure trove of gold and silver worth an estimated half billion dollars, recovered from a Spanish warship that sunk more than 200 hundred years ago, has been returned to its rightful owners after a long court battle between the Spanish government and a Florida-based salvage company that uncovered the treasure. The treasure, 594,000 gold and silver coins (nearly 17 tons), was salvaged by Odyssey Marine Exploration in 2007, taken from a shipwreck believed to be the Nuestra Senora de las...

2012-02-23 08:00:00

More than 6 million Kindle Fire owners may now track down their missing Kindle if it ever gets lost, stolen or misplaced. “Locate my Kindle” brings much needed location services to the Amazon Kindle platform and is now available worldwide. The revolutionary service is powered by Lab4Apps, a start up company located in Gibraltar and North Carolina, USA. (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 More than 6 million Kindle Fire owners may now track down their missing Kindle if it ever gets lost,...


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Neanderthals
2013-10-03 16:03:35

The Neanderthals or Neandertals are an extinct species or subspecies of the genus Homo which is closely related to modern humans. They are known from fossils, dating back from the Pleistocene period, which have been found in Europe and parts of western and central Asia. The species gets its name from Neandertal, “Neander’s Valley”, the location in Germany where it was first uncovered. Neanderthals are classified either as a subspecies of Homo sapiens or as a distinct species of the...

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2012-06-15 06:37:23

Symbol: IBGI Group: Dicot Family: Brassicaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    I Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:UT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class  ...

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2007-01-01 13:21:19

The Barbary macaque (Macaca sylvanus) is a tail-less macaque. It is found in the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco with a small, population in Gibraltar. The Barbary macaque is one of the best-known Old World monkey species. Besides humans, they are the only primates that live freely in Europe. Although the species is commonly referred to as the "Barbary Ape", the Barbary macaque is a true monkey, not an ape. It is yellowish-brown to grey with lighter undersides. It grows to a...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • 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.'
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