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Light stopped for over a second

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 Light has been stopped in its tracks for more than one second, setting a new record over a thousand times longer than the previous one. Researchers at the Australian National University used a technique called electromagnetically induced transparency in which a beam of laser light puts the atoms in a solid […]


Recall of Thomas the Tank Engine toys due to lead-paint fears

Thursday, June 21, 2007 A recall issued last week for Thomas the Tank Engine toys made in China and containing lead-based paint, is the latest scare for consumers, and follows recent scandals involving Chinese-made pet food, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste and other toys, The New York Times has reported in a series of articles. Last week, RC2, […]


National Museum of Scotland reopens after three-year redevelopment

Friday, July 29, 2011 Today sees the reopening of the National Museum of Scotland following a three-year renovation costing £47.4 million (US$ 77.3 million). Edinburgh’s Chambers Street was closed to traffic for the morning, with the 10am reopening by eleven-year-old Bryony Hare, who took her first steps in the museum, and won a competition organised […]


Virginia dangerous dog law bill ready for Assembly debate

Friday, December 9, 2005 The key legislative provisions of a new dangerous dog bill could mean felony criminal charges and higher home-owner insurance premiums for Virginia dog owners whose pet is deemed dangerous. A Spotsylvania County committee, called the Dangerous Dog Task Force, hammered out the basics of the bill that county Senator R. Edward […]


Quake strikes near Anchorage, Alaska; no injuries reported

Monday, January 25, 2016 According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck Alaska, United States, near the state’s most populous city of Anchorage. City authorities say they do not know of any injuries caused by the earthquake, which occurred early yesterday morning. The earthquake’s epicentre was 162 miles (about 260 km) […]

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What To Expect With A Traditional Facelift

Click Here To Know More About: Best Nose Surgeon In Manhattan Best Celebrity Nose Surgeon New York What to Expect with a Traditional Facelift by Carol DesRuisseaux A facelift (rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure performed by cosmetic and plastic surgeons to reduce the signs of aging of the face. Advanced technologies over the years have […]