Archive: 21/08/2008

25 year old message in a bottle reunited with its owner

As an eleven year old boy in 1985, Donald Wylie tossed a bottle into the Orkney sea, with a message asking its finder to track him down. Almost a quarter of a century later, Donald will be reunited with the bottle which ...

dateAug 21, 2008 in Other
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Helping the medicine go down

Getting little Doug and Debbie to take a spoonful of medicine is more than just a rite of passage for frustrated parents. Children's refusal to swallow liquid medication — and their tendency to vomit it back up — is an ...

dateAug 21, 2008 in Medications
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Research shows pollsters how the undecided will vote

As the American Presidential election approaches, pollsters are scrambling to predict who will win. A study by a team of researchers at The University of Western Ontario, Canada, and the University of Padova, Italy, may give ...

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Tahitian vanilla originated in Maya forests

The origin of the Tahitian vanilla orchid, whose cured fruit is the source of the rare and highly esteemed gourmet French Polynesian spice, has long eluded botanists. Known by the scientific name Vanilla tahitensis, Tahitian ...

dateAug 21, 2008 in Environment
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