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2014-04-22 00:20:53

- Tour Kicks Off Thursday, July 31 - LOS ANGELES, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kings Of Leon announced a third leg to their 2014 MECHANICAL BULL TOUR. Produced and promoted by Live Nation, the band will kick off the summer amphitheater tour on Thursday, July 31 at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis, Mo. Joining the Kings Of Leon on select dates this summer will be Young The Giant and Kongos. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, April 25 through the...

2014-04-04 08:24:01

NEW YORK, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this week, Penton's Nation's Restaurant News took home a FAME Award for the MenuMasters Awards Celebration in the Best Awards/Recognition Program (B2B) category. The 2014 Annual FOLIO: +min FAME Awards recognize the Best of the Best in Magazine Events. MenuMasters Awards honorees are selected by the Editorial Board of Nation's Restaurant News, with the nomination and selection process spearheaded by Senior Food Editor, Bret Thorn. The...

Robot Sets Guinness World Record With 9,000-Mile Swim
2012-12-05 13:28:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In another tale of robots being used to complete the work once performed by humans and animals, one autonomous bot has just set a Guinness world record after traveling 9,000 nautical miles across the wide open Pacific Ocean. While setting a world record is a fine achievement, the creators of this robot, a Silicon Valley startup called Liquid Robotics, have said their main goal was to collect huge amounts of data about the...

2011-12-12 11:18:47

Research shows that feeling good about your country also makes you feel good about your own life–and many people take that as good news. But Matthew Wright, a political scientist at American University, and Tim Reeskens, a sociologist from Catholic University in Belgium, suspected that the positive findings about nationalism weren´t telling the whole story. “It´s fine to say pride in your country makes you happy,” says Wright. “But what kind of pride are we...

Word of the Day
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.