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2014-03-25 12:20:46

MONTREAL, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Also New! BritRail's Scottish Highlands Pass BritRail Pass and ticket holders can now take advantage of special offers from ACP Rail International at over 100 participating attractions in Britain! Newly introduced this year, these Bonus Offers provide even greater value for BritRail customers as they can realize savings while traveling in the UK. With offers ranging anywhere from 2-for-1 discounts,...

Fukushima Accident Raised Marine Radioactive Strontium Levels
2013-06-12 08:22:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research suggests that the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant two years ago increased the amount of radioactive strontium on the east coast of Japan by as much as one-hundred times their normal levels. Experts from the Institute for Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) and the Department of Physics of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) studied the spread of the radioactive element in the...

Farming Arrived In Stone Age Europe Via Near East Migrants
2013-02-12 12:25:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The seeds for the rise of Western civilization were planted when humans living in Europe began to adopt farming, a more efficient and reliable way to supply food, as opposed to hunting and gathering. A recent report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), found farming technology was brought to the region by people who moved there from the Near East. "One of the big questions in European archaeology...

2011-01-14 18:54:16

Wild red deer on the Isle of Rum, which were featured in the BBC TV series Autumnwatch, are rutting earlier in the year, a study shows. Scientists believe the annual rutting season on the Isle of Rum could be changing because of warming spring and summer temperatures. The study shows that the rutting and calving seasons are now up to two weeks earlier on average compared with 30 years ago. The research was based on a 38-year study of the ecology of red deer on the Isle of Rum and used annual...

2009-12-08 12:53:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Strontium - A World Market Analysis http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164497/Strontium---A-World-Market-Analysis.html Strontium finds wide applications in diverse fields ranging from faceplate glass in cathode ray tubes to dental hygiene. ** These and other market data and trends are presented in "Strontium: A World Market Analysis" by BizAcumen, Inc. Our reports are...

2009-04-11 05:36:58

The Road to the Isles through some of Scotland's most dramatic scenery and history has finally acquired two lanes through its entire 45 miles. Scottish Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson plans to open the fourth and final section of the route to be upgraded on Wednesday, The Scotsman reports. With luck, drivers will be able to complete the journey from Fort William to Mallaig in 45 minutes if they are in a hurry. The A830, formerly infamous for its one-lane stretches and sharp turns, passes...

2009-03-20 22:27:31

Crew members Christopher Columbus left behind after his second voyage to the Americas are telling tales of their past, U.S. researchers said. A team from the University of Wisconsin-Madison is examining the teeth from three sets of remains excavated nearly 20 years ago from the site of La Isabela -- the town Columbus founded in the Dominican Republic more than 500 years ago. Researchers said carbon isotope ratios provide evidence of diet at the time a child's adult teeth emerge, oxygen...

2008-10-01 12:00:22

MONTREAL, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Rio Tinto Alcan's Lochaber plant employees reached a major safety landmark last week, completing the facility's second consecutive year without accidents in the workplace. "From the operations and maintenance teams through to senior management, we have all worked hard to achieve an accident-free record at Lochaber," said Mick Routledge, Works Manager. "This track record also applies to contractors and suppliers working within the Lochaber works and is a...

2008-09-05 12:00:24

By DAVID ROSS HIGHLAND CORRESPONDENT THE fourth Blas festival opens in Inverness tonight . . . and in Strontian, Raasay, Glenelg, Ullapool, Nairn, Lochinver and Wick as well. Because Blas - Gaelic for taste or flavour - is all about delivering a modern festival to village halls in some of the most remote and peripheral communities in the land . The event grew out of Highland Council's desire to create a new festival for the Highlands which would match the vitality of Cape Breton's...

2008-02-09 00:00:27

A doctor has broken her silence on the way she was "driven out" of her Highland surgery, and claimed she was let down by health bosses. Dr Maris Buchanan was forced to retire from the Pines Medical Centre at Acharacle, which she owns, following a long-running row which divided communities on the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Yesterday, as she prepared to leave the west Highlands for a month's voluntary work in Uganda, the 59-year-old GP spoke exclusively to the Press and Journal. She was the...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'