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2009-06-22 16:36:00

Queen Elizabeth Charts Course for Maiden World Voyage Queen Mary 2 Sails East-West Route Around the World SOUTHAMPTON, England, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard Line is proud to announce the latest chapter in its storied history: the 2011 World Voyages. In January 2011, the youngest luxury fleet at sea will see two of its regal ocean liners embark on global odysseys that together will visit 57 ports of call across 34 countries including a maiden World Voyage for the new Queen Elizabeth, and...

2009-06-17 18:27:00

SOUTHAMPTON, England, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In the year of celebrating Queen Mary 2's 5th Birthday, Cunard is delighted to announce that its five year partnership with Canyon Ranch--the award-winning spa, fitness and salon services provider aboard the line's flagship will go forward with strength and include new innovative treatments and services. The partnership represents the teaming of two respected luxury brands which began with the design and build of the Canyon Ranch SpaClub aboard...

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2009-06-10 10:45:26

Catholics are urging the Polish government and organizers to cancel U.S. pop star Madonna's concert scheduled for Aug. 15, the Assumption of Mary feast. Marian Brudzynski, member of the Mazowiecki regional assembly, Wednesday said Madonna cannot sing on the religious feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary and announced a protest committee is being organized to stop the concert. Brudzynski, a former member of the conservative League of Polish Families party, said Catholics will do all in their power...

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2009-05-26 10:15:00

Researchers have learned that rooks have the ability to make and use tools in order to complete certain tasks. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Queen Mary, University of London, noted that although rooks, which are related to New Caledonian crows, are not known to use tools in the wild, they quickly learned to do so in laboratory tests. "This finding is remarkable because rooks do not appear to use tools in the wild, yet they rival habitual tools users such as chimpanzees and...

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2009-05-20 07:40:03

Fallow deer become hoarse when trying to attract a mate, according to scientists from Queen Mary, University of London. Writing in the journal Animal Behavior, Dr Alan McElligott from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences has found that male fallow deer (bucks) can call for a mate more than 3000 times per hour during the peak of the mating season. Their prolonged vocal efforts cause their call structure to break down, leaving them hoarse. During the mating season known as...

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2009-04-30 09:11:39

A new drug for multiple sclerosis can dramatically reduce the chances of a relapse or a deterioration of the condition, according to a new study from researchers at Queen Mary, University of London. The results of a major trial presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in Seattle show that taking a course of cladribine tablets just a few times a year can reduce the chances of a relapse by well over 50 per cent. And patients who took part in the study suffered very...

2009-04-22 07:00:00

SOUTHAMPTON, England, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard Line announces a new partnership with New York's Tribeca Film Festival, scheduled 22 April - 3 May, drawing film enthusiasts for two weeks of premiere screenings, events and industry programmes. Among other distinctions, Cunard is recognized as the Official Cruise Line of the Festival. A multi-faceted association, the partnership begins with Cunard sponsoring the World Documentary Competition for the 2009 Festival and then later this...

2009-04-13 07:00:00

Queen Mary 2 Offers Expanded Transatlantic Crossings and Europe Voyages Queen Victoria Spends Winter 2011 on US West Coast Calling on Los Angeles, Panama and Hawaii SOUTH HAMPTON, England, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on the exciting announcement of Cunard Line's inaugural season for Queen Elizabeth, Cunard is pleased to announce the newly published Europe, Transatlantics and Americas 2010-2011 programme for Queen Mary 2 and Queen Victoria. The year 2010 will herald another important...

2009-03-10 21:09:00

Iconic Singer-Songwriter to set sail from New YorkJune 19 on a legendary Transatlantic Crossing SOUTHAMPTON, England, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Cunard Line is proud to announce that Grammy(R) Award-winning singer-songwriter James Taylor and his band will perform during Queen Mary 2's June 19 eastbound Transatlantic Crossing. Sailing from New York to Southampton, England, Taylor will headline two Cunard Command Performances in the ship's Royal Court Theatre during the six-day journey. (Space...

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2009-02-25 09:30:45

Scientists from Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that an ancient system of communication found in primitive bacteria, may also explain how plants and algae control the process of photosynthesis. Two-component signal transduction systems (TCSTs) have long been recognized as the main way in which bacteria coordinate their responses to changes in their environment. But recent research has shown that these "Ëœbacterial' two-component systems have also survived in plants...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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