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Evidence Suggests Incas Drugged Child Sacrifices
2013-08-06 18:32:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Incas were known for a ritual sacrifice called 'capacocha' and a new analysis in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that the young children who gave their lives in this ritual were most likely drugged and drunk around the time of their death. In the study, an international archeology team analyzed the 500-year-old remains of three children who were naturally mummified atop the 20,000-foot-high...

2013-07-03 23:17:57

Following an article published on PSFK premiering Coca-Cola’s latest fan-made animated film, Bruce Graham, owner of Long Island screen-printing company, East End Screen Printing comments on the innovating promotion. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) July 03, 2013 On July 3, Bruce Graham, owner of Long Island printing company East End Screen Printing, responds to an article on PSFK about the recent animated film created by Coca-Cola. According to an article on PSFK, Coca-Cola recently launched a new...

2013-05-03 23:18:20

Nationwide Truck Wraps Manufacturer, JMR Graphics, comments on an article discussing Coca Cola´s new all-digital campaign that is geared towards the teen demographic. Central Islip, NY (PRWEB) May 03, 2013 On May 3, nationwide truck wraps manufacturer, JMR Graphics, releases a comment on an article published on ADOTAS.com that discusses Coca-Cola´s new all-digital campaign that is geared towards the teen demographic. ADOTAS.com reports that Coca-Cola broadened “its marketing...

Cocaine Linked To Heart Attack Risk
2012-11-07 20:31:57

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online I said to a guy, “Tell me, what is it about cocaine that makes it so wonderful,” and he said, “Because it intensifies your personality.” I said, “Yes, but what if you're an [expletive deleted]?” Bill Cosby, in his seminal stand up performance ℠Bill Cosby: Himself´, talked about what it is about cocaine that attracts an often loyal audience that uses the drug recreationally....

2012-06-06 21:42:30

The discovery of the first enzyme in the pathway sheds new light on the evolution of alkaloid formation Humans encounter alkaloids every day Alkaloids constitute a very large group of natural nitrogen-containing compounds with diverse effects on the human organism. A large variety of plant-produced alkaloids have strong pharmacological effects, and are used as toxins, stimulants, pharmaceuticals or recreational drugs, including caffeine, nicotine, morphine, quinine, strychnine, atropine...

2012-05-03 05:22:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire)-- The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimates that cocaine is used by up to 21 million individuals worldwide, with approximately 1 per cent of these individuals becoming dependent. Now, a new study shows that frequent cocaine abuse can lead to accelerated aging of the brain. Cocaine is a strong central nervous system stimulant that increases levels of dopamine, a brain chemical associated with pleasure and movement, in the brain´s reward circuit. The...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'