Using astronomical measurements a team from the University of Texas were able to work out the exact date that Monet sat down to paint the sunset above
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Thursday 30 August 2012
The loss of any horse to an accident is a matter of regret, but when the animal concerned is a high-profile performer who gives pleasure beyond its immediate connections, the more so. The unbeaten Prix de Diane heroine Valyra, much fancied for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, broke a hind leg yesterday morning at exercise on the beach at Deauville and could not be saved.
Monday 06 August 2012
The showcasing of female athletic talent is not confined to events with an Olympic tag, it seems. Charisma on the racetrack is currently largely the province of fillies and mares – with the honourable exception of the colts Frankel and Camelot – and yesterday Moonlight Cloud, who gave Australia's heroine Black Caviar such a fright at Royal Ascot, confirmed herself pretty much Europe's best sprinter with a with a rout of her rivals in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville.
Tuesday 10 July 2012
If I say I was a tiny bit disappointed with Double Cross I don't mean to suggest that Ben MacIntyre's documentary about Operation Bodyguard, the misinformation campaign that preceded D-Day was anything less than fascinating.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
A massive hoard of Celtic coins worth millions of pounds has been found on Jersey. The collection comprises 30,000 to 50,000 coins and is thought to have been buried to hide it from the advancing armies of Julius Caesar.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
A massive hoard of Celtic coins worth millions of pounds has been found on the island of Jersey.
Saturday 10 March 2012
Injured later, he wrote in his diary, 'Attack. Rough! Got hit. Million dollar wound.On way back'
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Recognition of English as the lingua franca of business is spreading to management courses across Europe
Thursday 12 January 2012
Like any great military and political leader, Dwight Eisenhower had every right to expect that his likeness would one day be immortalised in bronze or marble and installed prominently in his nation's capital. But that was before Frank Gehry came along.
Friday 02 September 2011
One of the lousiest aspects of the lousy summer which ended yesterday, for me at least, was that for yet another year, there was no chance of witnessing the moth snowstorm. Not in England, anyway.
Saturday 13 August 2011
Friday 12 August 2011
Sunday 07 August 2011
Thursday 21 July 2011
The medals of a British D-Day veteran finally reached their intended destination in Normandy yesterday, five years after they were hijacked by a deluded French woman.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Friday 08 July 2011
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 1 President Obama leaves touching comment on Humans of New York photo from Iran
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train