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2011-07-15 07:00:00

NEW YORK, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bloc Party. Florence and The Machine. TV On The Radio. James Blake. Want to follow in the footsteps of this remarkable list of talent and perform at Iceland Airwaves? Reyka Vodka is bringing three American bands to Reykjavik to perform at the internationally celebrated music festival October 12-16, 2011! The selected artists will receive a weeklong trip to Reykjavik including travel and lodging, and the opportunity to perform live on stage at Iceland...

2009-08-29 14:11:48

The U.S. TV series Reading Rainbow is set to go off the air after 26 years of entertaining children throughout the United States, a TV official says. WNED, Buffalo, official John Grant, whose New York station serves as the home station for Rainbow, said since first debuting in 1983, the PBS series has earned a loyal following among U.S. residents, National Public Radio said Friday. The series resonates with so many people, Grant said of the children's series that will air for the last time...

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2008-03-06 11:05:00

Scientists studying images from The University of Arizona-led High Resolution Imaging Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter have discovered never-before-seen impact "megabreccia" and a possibly once-habitable ancient lake on Mars at a place called Holden crater.The megabreccia is topped by layers of fine sediments that formed in what apparently was a long-lived, calm lake that filled Holden crater on early Mars, HiRISE scientists say."Holden crater has some of the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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