Eek! Mice are evolving an immunity to poison!

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Feisty little buggers.

The rodents of the future will eat poison pellets like candy, according to new research conducted on mice found in a German bakery. The baker called in an exterminator to rid his business of the pests and discovered, to his horror, that the little buggers weren’t even fazed by bromadiolone, which is a very concentrated and deadly version of the common rat poison warfarin…

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Are There Scientific Reasons To Believe In Vampires, Werewolves and Zombies?

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Vampires

One dark and stormy evening, Spanish neurologist Juan Gomez-Alonso was watching a vampire movie when he realized something strange; he noticed that vampires behave an awful lot like people with rabies. The virus attacks the central nervous system, altering the moods and behaviors of those infected. Sufferers become agitated and demented, and, much like vampires, their moods can turn violent.

 

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Second Leading Cause of Accidental Deaths in the US – Poisons

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2nd biggest unintentional killer in the US

At least in the United States the second biggest unintentional injury killer (leaving aside murders and suicides) is poisons. Deaths caused by car accidents are now down to only 34k per year, not all that much higher than the 23k unintentional poison deaths. Here are what you need to know about poisons.

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Children in India Train to Become Snake Charmers From Age 2

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Charmed I’m sure…

Sitting less than a metre away from a poisonous cobra, the children show no signs of fear and do not flinch when faced with one of the deadly snakes.

Children in India’s 600-strong Vadi tribe are first introduced to snakes at the age of two.

All Vadi children complete a ten-year initiation ritual that culminates in the boys becoming fully-fledged performing snake charmers.

The act of snake charming with a traditional flute is the role of the men, while the Vadi women care for the snakes and handle them when their husbands or brothers are not around…

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Scientists Warn Of Caffeine Intoxication By Drinking Energy Drinks

Scientists Warn Of Caffeine Intoxication By Drinking Energy Drinks 

 

I see many people every day and most of them choose to have an energy drink for their breakfast or as part of their breakfast. Energy drinks are quite popular these days, but scientists at the John Hopkins Medical Institutions warn that energy drinks could lead to caffeine intoxication and other health problems. The scientists argue that warning labels should be placed on all beverages that contain caffeine.

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