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2007-05-03 00:05:00

ROSLIN, Scotland -- Like a plot from "The Da Vinci Code," a team of code breakers claims to have found music hidden for 500 years in intricate carvings at the church where author Dan Brown set the climax of the best-selling book. Father and son team Thomas and Stuart Mitchell say they deciphered a musical code hewn into stone cubes on the ribs supporting the ceiling of Rosslyn Chapel in the village of Roslin, near Edinburgh. "Breaking the code was a true eureka moment. It's like we have been...


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2006-09-25 15:10:31

Major Mitchell's Cockatoo, Cacatua leadbeateri, also known as Leadbeater's Cockatoo or Pink Cockatoo, is the only species of its own subgenus Lophocroa. It is a medium-sized cockatoo restricted to arid and semi-arid inland areas of Australia. This bird requires extensive woodlands, particularly favoring Callitris, Allocasuarina and Eucalyptus. Their population has declined as a result of man-made changes to the arid interior of Australia. With its soft-textured white and salmon-pink...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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