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2015-03-17 08:30:40

KIDLINGTON, England, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Diagnosis and Drug Delivery for diseases like cancer, cardiovascular and genetic ailments have always been a concern.

2015-03-17 04:23:45

FLEET, England, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Collaboration will enable device manufacturers and Chinese mobile operators to verify and benchmark device performance.

2015-03-17 04:20:23

LONDON, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In February, FCA continued to outpace the passenger car industry in Europe, with sales up 11.2% year-over-year to more than 66,000

2015-03-16 23:06:07

NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) UK and MOHAN Foundation, and Indian NGO have signed an important Memorandum of Understanding, to work together to improve the organ donation rate in both countries.

2015-03-16 16:25:01

LONDON, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- PressReader, the world's leading all-you-can-read platform for full-content digital magazines and newspapers, has signed UK magazine publishing

2015-03-16 16:23:54

HASTINGS, England, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This amazing and fun activity is the brainchild of three university friends and involves one of the nation's favourite

2015-03-16 04:20:48

LONDON, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New research from BioTrinity and Peel Hunt shows $2.9bn raised in 2014 BioTrinity and Peel Hunt reveal today

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2015-03-15 13:56:15

Can climate change and the melting of ice cause certain countries to disappear underwater soon? It's possible.

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2015-03-14 08:36:30

As the world’s population inches closer to the eight billion mark, there are growing concerns over an issue that might not be the sort of thing that you’d immediately think about: what to do with all of these they people once they die?

2015-03-13 12:29:14

RICS Futures report to be released at the RICS 2015 Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES and WASHINGTON, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --


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Romney Sheep
2014-11-03 12:24:43

The Romney sheep, also known as the Romney marsh sheep or the Kent, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in England and was recognized as an official breed by 1800. The breed at this time was an improved breed that had been developed from medieval longwool breeds and crossbred with Bakewell’s English Leicester. This breed was first exported in 1853, when twenty individuals were sent to New Zealand, and by the 1990’s the breed comprised over half of New Zealand’s sheep...

Merino
2014-10-16 11:24:17

The Merino is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Central Spain and Turkey. It is thought that the foundation stock of this breed was introduced into the area by a tribe of Berbers during the twelfth century. During the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, breeders from Spain introduced breeds from England, developing the Merino sheep strains that would shape the breed of today. These sheep comprised three strains known as the Negretti, the Paula, and the Royal Escurial flocks....

2014-10-16 10:41:37

The Jacob sheep, also known as the piebald sheep, is a breed of domestic sheep that developed without large amounts of human intervention, making it an heirloom or unimproved breed. Its exact origin is unknown, but it is known to have descended from some type of Old World sheep. Piebald or spotted sheep have been documented throughout history in many areas including the Mediterranean and the Far East. One account of this breed, possibly the oldest, includes the story of the Biblical figure...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

Cotswold Sheep
2014-09-25 08:43:41

The Cotswold sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from and was named after the Cotswold Hills in England. Some experts assert that this breed was present in this area of England when the Romans arrived sometime around 54 B.C., during which time legend says they discovered sheepcotes along the hills. Later, the area was supposedly given the Anglo-Saxon name of Cottes-wealds, which meant wind swept hills scattered with Cotes. If this legend were true it would mean that the hills...

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Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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