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2011-05-30 02:00:00

NEW YORK, May 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scotia Capital, the wholesale banking arm of Scotiabank, has successfully expanded its commodities business with the implementation of the Murex MX.3 system for its base metals trading. "We are thrilled to have met Scotiabank's time to market challenge for rolling out an integrated solution for base metals trading for listed and over-the-counter derivatives," said Antoine Mourad, President of Murex North America. MX.3 provides an end-to-end...

2009-03-31 15:59:46

U.S. biologists have finished a study started in 1915, determining snail shells can significantly increase in size during a relatively short period of time. The University of Pennsylvania researchers focused on the snail Nucella lapillus and found the snail experienced a dramatic increase in the size of its shell during less than a century, providing a clear illustration of how fast and effectively change can occur. The biologists said their most striking finding, which was not previously...

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2009-03-29 09:49:27

A team of biologists at the University of Pennsylvania has completed a research study begun in 1915 and determined that a snail making its home in the northwest Atlantic Ocean around Mount Desert Island, Me., has experienced a dramatic increase in the size of its shell during less than a century, providing a clear illustration of how fast and effectively change can occur. The study is published in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The most striking...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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