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2011-05-12 06:15:00

According to researchers, goats are able to recognize the voices of their young kids, and differentiate them from other animals' offspring. A mother goat can pick out her own baby from its voice by the time the kid is just five days old. Researchers from Queen Mary, University of London played recordings of kids' bleats to female goats and studied their responses. Dr. Elodie Briefer said she was surprised to find that the animals were able to pick out their own kids' voices. "A mother and...

2011-04-15 16:40:04

A safer and more effective treatment for 10 million people in developing countries who suffer from infections caused by trypanosome parasites could become a reality thanks to new research from Queen Mary, University of London published today (15 April). Scientists have uncovered the mechanisms behind a drug used to treat African sleeping sickness and Chagas disease, infections caused by trypanosome parasites which result in 60,000 deaths each year. The study, appearing in the Journal of...

2011-04-07 13:57:24

Female deer do not always choose the bigger and dominant males to mate with, scientists from Queen Mary, University of London and Hartpury College have found. The research, which was undertaken in Dublin's Phoenix Park on a herd of fallow deer, focussed on females who chose not to mate with the 'top' males. The study, published today (6 April) in PLoS ONE found that yearling females tended to mate with a higher proportion of younger, lower ranking males while older females actively avoided...

2011-03-17 19:53:48

The psychological impact of natural disasters such as the Japan earthquake can be revealed in the way people inherently respond to unpredictable situations, according to a psychology expert at Queen Mary, University of London. Dr Magda Osman, Psychology Lecturer at Queen Mary, University of London, and author of Controlling Uncertainty: Decision-making and Learning in Complex Worlds, said the disaster had a devastating immediate effect on tens of thousands of people in Japan but the true...

2011-03-10 04:00:00

TUCSON, Ariz., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prevention. A word which has become synonymous with smoking-related deaths. Unfortunately for Sean Schoepflin, preventative measures came too late to save his Grandma, Mary, who died last week from what the American Cancer Society calls "The number one preventable cause of death in this country." Traditional tobacco use may have claimed the life of Grandma Mary, but Schoepflin, a former smoker himself, is the President and CEO of Green...

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2011-01-19 09:27:52

One of the most important predictions of Einstein's theory of General Relativity is the existence of black holes. The dynamics of these systems are not yet fully understood, but researchers from Queen Mary, University of London have now provided a rigorous way of determining the evolutionary stage of a black hole by analysing the region outside where matter cannot escape, the event horizon. Dr Thomas Bäckdahl and Dr Juan A. Valiente Kroon at Queen Mary's School of Mathematical Sciences...

2011-01-04 08:28:00

DENVER, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Clinica Tepeyac, one of Denver's most respected safety net clinics, has tapped its founder to be its new executive director. Jim Garcia is returning to the clinic he started in 1993. Over the years, the clinic has become a model for providing health education, prevention, and primary medical services to the Latino population in Metro Denver. The clinic, at 5075 Lincoln Street in Denver, serves uninsured, underinsured and low-income families. "Jim...

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2010-12-13 08:30:00

Researchers from Imperial College London and Queen Mary, University of London have created an online database that allows users to see flower colors through the eyes of a bee. The database, which is entitled the Floral Reflectance Database (FReD), is referenced in the latest edition of the journal PLoS One as "a valuable new tool for researchers interested in the colors of flowers and their association with pollinator color vision, containing raw spectral reflectance data for a large number...

2010-11-02 11:35:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- TV Land announced today that beloved and acclaimed Emmy® award-winning actress and Oscar nominee Mary Tyler Moore ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "The Dick Van Dyke Show") will guest star on the second season premiere of TV Land's hit sitcom "Hot in Cleveland" on Wednesday, January 19th at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Moore will join the sensational veteran cast of Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White. "Hot In Cleveland"...

2010-09-30 11:39:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With its haunted history and new take on Halloween attractions, the Queen Mary's Dark Harbor premieres tomorrow night creating what is sure to be a new October tradition in Southern California. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100930/LA74330) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100930/LA74330) Chill-seekers looking for a change from the area's usual theme-park scares are in for a terrifying treat as the reportedly...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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