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Mustard Evolved To Give Predators An Unpleasantly Spicy Meal
2012-08-31 13:01:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many plants have developed spicy mechanisms that deter pests from munching on them. Mustard plants, in particular, have evolved their pungent flavor to effectively target and deter specific predators, according to a new study published this week in the journal Science. Researchers from Duke University, the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Germany and the University of Illinois at Urbana—Champaign looked at the...

2012-06-05 23:01:10

Cravebox Curators, Seeking Best Products and Gadgets, Choose Skintersection Cream for Island-Themed Subscription Box New York, NY (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 Skintersection´s Cracking Skin Intense Repair Cream, available at http://www.crackingskin.com, has been chosen by Cravebox, http://www.cravebox.com, a popular product discovery service, for inclusion its May subscription box. Cravebox curators continuously search for and select the best products and gadgets to delight members. These...

Ketchup Glides From New Non-Stick Bottle
2012-05-25 04:56:03

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers have set out on a mission to help bruised palms across the world by reinventing the ketchup bottle. A team from MIT decided enough was enough when trying to get the last bit of ketchup out of a bottle.  Every day, people strain as they try to find crafty ways to keep the liquid from sticking to the plastic, beating and pounding the bottle, trying to free the red sauce from its storage chamber. MIT doctoral candidate Dave Smith and his...

2012-03-28 00:51:36

University of Alberta researcher Christina Engels has discovered how to extract a compound from mustard seeds that can protect against food spoilage. Engels recovered a particular compound–sinapic acid–from mustard seed meal, which shows antibacterial effects against such strains as Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes, all of which can cause grave illness and death in humans. Canada is the world's largest exporter of mustard seed. The results published...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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