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2009-08-26 09:10:44

Skylarks can hear the difference between friendly neighbours and dangerous strangers, and deal with any threatening intruders, says new research by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London.Male skylarks learn to recognise local dialects in their neighbours' individual songs, remember where each neighbour is supposed to be and reprimand intruders who don't belong in the neighbourhood, according to a study carried out by Dr. Elodie Briefer, a postdoctoral researcher at Queen Mary's School...

2009-08-24 20:35:27

A woman with a degenerative nerve disease said Monday in Turin, Italy, she no longer needs a wheelchair and can run since visiting a shrine at Lourdes, France. She visited the Roman Catholic Shrine of St. Bernadette in France Aug. 5 and said she was in a healing bath when she felt a pain in her legs and a voice encouraging her. ''Ever since I came back I have been walking, doing everything normally," Antonia Raco, 50, told ANSA news service. Raco said she was in a wheelchair for four years....

2009-08-10 12:44:00

A Catholic priest says his congregation is praying for the thieves who stole the nearly 5-foot statue of the Virgin Mary from his Calgary, Alberta, church. Father Kevin Tumback of the Calgary Catholic Church said he discovered the statue was missing when he opened the church Sunday morning, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Monday. You want to hurt a Catholic that's a good way to do it, he said. Did we do something to offend you? Did the church do something to offend you? Why would you...

2009-07-20 10:22:17

Young men who stay at home with their parents are more violent than those who live independently, according to new research at Queen Mary, University of London. The new study* indicates that men still living at home in their early twenties have fewer responsibilities and more disposable income to spend on alcohol. This group makes up only four percent of the UK's male population but they are responsible for 16 per cent of all violent injuries in the last five years. Delaying social...

2009-06-30 09:56:45

Scientists at Queen Mary, University of London have discovered that an ingredient in human breast milk protects and repairs the delicate intestines of newborn babies.The ingredient called pancreatic secretory trypsin inhibitor, or PSTI, is found at its highest levels in colostrum - the milk produced in the first few days after birth.The lining of a newborn's gut is particularly vulnerable to damage as it has never been exposed to food or drink. The new study* highlights the importance of...

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...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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