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2009-07-14 23:01:00

REDMOND, Wash., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Research, in collaboration with Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, today launched a Web site that makes an acclaimed lecture series by the iconic physicist Richard Feynman freely available to the general public for the first time.

2008-10-03 15:00:19

By David Stienberg Journal Staff Writer From the remote land of Tuva comes the throat-singing foursome called Chirgilchin. Throat-singing, which may have originated with people imitating the sounds of animals and nature, is big in the Tuva Republic. "Tuvans are the masters of throat singing.

2008-07-02 09:00:38

By MICHAEL CHURCH Festival EAST NEUK FESTIVAL Various venues EAST NEUK, FIFE Some festivals get all the limelight, others bloom unseen - but when they're as far off the beaten track as East Neuk in windswept Fife, this is a fate to which they must be resigned.

2006-07-06 20:27:15

By Lindsay Beck SUUJ, Mongolia (Reuters) - Grand Champion Bat-Erdene wipes his brow and surveys the scene before him.


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prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.