Archive: 02/2/2011

Shoo fly: Catnip oil repels bloodsucking flies

Catnip, the plant that attracts domestic cats like an irresistible force, has proven 99 percent effective in repelling the blood-sucking flies that attack horses and cows, causing $2 billion in annual loses to the cattle ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Vegans' elevated heart risk requires omega-3s and B12

People who follow a vegan lifestyle — strict vegetarians who try to eat no meat or animal products of any kind — may increase their risk of developing blood clots and atherosclerosis or "hardening of the arteries," ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Health
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A picture-perfect pure-disc galaxy (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- The bright galaxy NGC 3621, captured here using the Wide Field Imager on the 2.2-metre telescope at ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile, appears to be a fine example of a classical spiral. ...

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Astronomy
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White House warns of 'bath salt' stimulants

President Barack Obama's drug czar warned Americans Tuesday about the growing threat of designer drugs marketed as "bath salts" that are in fact dangerous amphetamine-type stimulants.

dateFeb 02, 2011 in Health
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