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2010-04-27 13:40:00

According to a new study released Monday, the buzz of angry bees can stir elephants up to sound a "rumbling" alarm, signaling troop members to flee their attackers.

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2010-02-18 08:05:00

A cheap and simple way of making vaccines stable – even at tropical temperatures – has been proven to work by scientists at Oxford University.

2009-11-30 15:14:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Snuggie, hot coco, fireplace, and slippers. What's missing from this picture? The perfect book! As millions take refuge indoors this winter they will need something to curl up to -- and a Wii or iPhone just won't do the trick.

2009-11-16 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Facebook fans will undoubtedly recognize the New Oxford American Dictionary's 2009 Word of the Year, unfriend.

2009-11-09 12:22:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next month Hollywood will deftly foreshadow one of world's most important events.

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2009-11-02 05:35:00

Scientists have confirmed that spider webs discovered in Britain are the oldest on record, dating back 140 million years to the Cretaceous period.

2009-10-12 08:44:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oxford University Press will publish the Historical Thesaurus of the OED (HTOED) this week. The HTOED boasts two claims to fame -- it's the world's largest thesaurus and it's the first of its kind in any language.

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2009-10-01 12:50:39

A report on Thursday over the ethical dilemmas of dementia said that millions of people suffering with the brain-wasting disease are often left without care or support until their illness reaches a crisis point.

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2009-09-18 12:30:00

Many studies have been conducted to show the beneficial effects of a healthy lifestyle involving no smoking, a balanced diet and exercise, but few have been able to gauge the negative impacts of an unhealthy lifestyle.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.