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2010-01-12 09:11:34

One year in to a project to save one of the UK's top sites for pondlife, amazing new species are being revealed for the first time. Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London working with Dorset Wildlife Trust have discovered an astonishing variety of minute aquatic organisms, so small as to be invisible to the naked eye. East Stoke Fen nature reserve is coming under the microscope of scientists from Queen Marys' School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, based at the Freshwater...

2010-01-11 07:58:43

New research from scientists at Queen Mary, University of London shows how the most common type of children's brain cancer can arise from stem cells. Scientists know relatively little about medulloblastomas or why some cases respond better to treatments than others. The new research, published Jan. 10 in Oncogene*, shows that medulloblastomas can grow from a type of brain stem cell and that these cancers are a distinct form of the disease which may require a completely different approach to...

2010-01-07 15:18:00

SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard Line, operator of the most famous ocean liners in the world, is pleased to announce a partnership with The Juilliard School that will present stellar jazz performances on select 2010 eastbound Transatlantic Crossings aboard Queen Mary 2. Students and faculty from Juilliard, which has set America's standard for education in the performing arts, will perform programmes in the ship's Royal Court Theatre, treating guests to the best in...

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2009-12-22 06:25:00

Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a home dating back to the time of Jesus in the town of Nazareth where he is said to have spent the better part of his life. The discovery has been made close to the spot millions believe was the home of his mother, Mary. According to the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), their discovery reveals a building that consisted of two rooms and a courtyard in which there was a rock-hewn cistern into which rainwater was conveyed. Archaeologist Yardena...

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2009-12-20 09:05:16

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have uncovered fundamental differences between the bone which makes up the skull and the bones in our limbs, which they believe could hold the key to tackling bone weakness and fractures. It is well know that bones in the arms and legs become weak and vulnerable to breaks when they are not maintained by weight bearing exercise. However skull bone, which bears almost no weight remains particularly resistant to breaking. The new research published...

2009-12-16 17:20:00

Annual Gala Raises Significant Funds to Benefit of Children with Autism and Other Special Needs, Christine Taylor, Gary Cole and Zachary Levi Join Ben Stiller to Ring in the Holiday Season LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its 13th annual Teddy Bear Ball, The Help Group honored three remarkable individuals. Hasbro President & CEO Brian Goldner received the Help Humanitarian Award in recognition of his far-reaching philanthropic leadership and commitment to children's...

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2009-12-11 06:40:00

A new telescope "” VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) "” has just started work at ESO's Paranal Observatory and has made its first release of pictures. VISTA is a survey telescope working at infrared wavelengths and is the world's largest telescope dedicated to mapping the sky. Its large mirror, wide field of view and very sensitive detectors will reveal a completely new view of the southern sky. Spectacular new images of the Flame Nebula, the center...

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2009-11-17 12:20:51

Tiny insects could be as intelligent as much bigger animals, despite only having a brain the size of a pinhead, say scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. "Animals with bigger brains are not necessarily more intelligent," according to Lars Chittka, Professor of Sensory and Behavioral Ecology at Queen Mary's Research Centre for Psychology and University of Cambridge colleague, Jeremy Niven. This begs the important question: what are they for? Research repeatedly shows how insects are...

2009-11-16 10:50:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- New Year's Eve celebrations at the Queen Mary include five parties and a gigantic fireworks display for one low ticket price of $89 as well as deluxe dining and room packages to ensure a New Year's Eve spent in style. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091116/LA11389) Jazz by vocalist Eddie Wakes, Latin-inspired entertainer Red Loquita, swing and dance classics from The Wise Guys Big Band Machine, dueling pianos, and live D.J. music...

2009-10-30 09:32:49

New research on the fruit-fly brain points to a possible mechanism by which temperature influences the body clock, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London. Although much is known about how light affects the body clock - also known at the circadian clock - it is not well understood which cells or organs sense daily temperature changes or how temperature signals reach the part of the brain that contains the circadian clock. A variety of organisms, including insects and...


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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'