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2013-04-08 23:04:06

Feeding the Planet in a Warming World, a new report by The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and the London School of Economics (LSE), argues for enhanced investment in research and development of plant and animal genetics and new agricultural practices to address the twin impacts of climate change and population growth on food production. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 The ever widening effect of climate change on the planet requires the development of...

2012-10-05 14:52:23

The model may also shed light on how long they should wait before seeking medical help. For example, the researchers have found that, if the woman is aged 35, after just six months of trying, her chance of getting pregnant in the next cycle is then less than 10 per cent. The analysis, developed at Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick and the London School of Economics, uses the number of menstrual cycles over which the couple has been trying for a baby to determine a...

2012-03-29 10:09:59

Lifetime Care of Individuals with Autism Highest for Those with Intellectual Disability $2.3 Million U.S. and £1.5 Million U.K. Autism Speaks, the world´s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced preliminary results of new research that estimates autism costs society a staggering $126 billion per year (U.S.) — a number that has more than tripled since 2006, and annually in the U.K. has reached more than £34 billion (equivalent to $54 billion...

2011-07-04 15:00:00

LONDON, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - New world rankings in six Social Sciences disciplines: Statistics, Sociology, Politics, Law, Economics, Accounting - Business, Accounting, and Economics graduates are most popular with employers - 119 US universities make rankings in at least one subject, followed by UK (64), Germany (39), Australia (31), France (31), Canada (21), Japan (18), China (14) and the Netherlands...

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2011-01-04 08:55:00

Only one out of every four people who use the Internet to obtain medical advice bother to check the source to make sure the information is reliable claims a new a report commissioned by the healthcare firm Bupa and released to the public on Tuesday. According to Reuters, the study, which surveyed more than 12,000 people in Australia, Brazil, Britain, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and the United States, found that 81% of all those people who have internet access...

2010-01-14 14:27:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest, an information technology firm supporting global research, has acquired the London School of Economics' classic International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS). Established in 1951, IBSS is the foremost Abstracting and Indexing database for social science and interdisciplinary research, currently holding more than 2.5 million bibliographic references to journal articles as well as to books, reviews and chapters. IBSS also...

2009-12-10 18:10:00

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Early this morning, a fatal fire at the 44-story building at 260 East Chestnut Street in Chicago claimed the life of one individual, injuring at least 12, including five of the hundreds of firefighters present. The tragic event needlessly repeats a January 2002 fire in the same building that also claimed one individual's life and injured 11, including eight firefighter injuries. This recurrence should not have happened and surely calls into...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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