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Oxytocin, sometimes referred to as the "love" or "cuddle" hormone, has a legendary status in popular culture due to its vital role in social and sexual behaviour and long-term bonding. Now researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Regensburg have discovered it also has a remarkable influence on the intoxicating effect of alcohol, which they report in the scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on 24 February.
A pest control expert is dismissing reports that the Australian outback town of Bowen has been overrun by scores of huge eastern tarantulas. Newspaper stories of an out-of-control spider problem are hurting business in a spot made famous by Baz Luhrmann's $130 million film Australia, starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, The Brisbane Times reported Friday. Reports that large and deadly creepy crawlies have taken over Bowen first surfaced in The Times of London and were picked up by other...
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).