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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals

Canada has issued a guideline for the Duke and Duchess’ visit in the country.

Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two adorable children, George and Charlotte, landed in Canada this Saturday, September 24.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, and their two children have started their official Canadian tour today.

Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, is no stranger to fashion, elegance and high class.

Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

In a rare interview, Pippa opened up about her new book, her fiancé and the difficulties of being Duchess Kate’s sister.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour: Canada sets etiquette rules for meeting the royals
Kate Middleton, Prince William and children arrive in Canada for royal tour
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Canada tour itinerary revealed
Kate Middleton voted UK’s most influential fashion icon
Pippa Middleton talks fiancé, new cook food, being labeled a ‘party girl’

The largest virus has been discovered in ocean waters – Megavirus

by Julia
October 11, 2011 at 2:46 am

The biggest virus ever discovered has been isolated in the Pacific Ocean near the Chilean coast.

The virus, called Megavirus chilensis, contains over 1,000 genes, and it is 10 to 20 times wider than the average virus, beating Mimivirus, the former record holder.

“It is bigger than some bacteria,” Prof Jean-Michel Claverie, from Aix-Marseille University, Marseille, France, told BBC News.

“You don’t need an electron microscope to see it; you can see it with an ordinary light microscope,” he said.

Researchers believe that the virus infects amoebas, unicellular organisms that live in the water where Megavirus was discovered.

It has hair-like structures, or fibrils, on the exterior of its shell, or capsid. Scientists believe they attract amoebas looking for bacteria displaying similar features.

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