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Gas Industry Asked To Halt E15
2012-12-01 09:15:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online One prominent travel organization is calling on the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to temporarily halt the sale of E15 gasoline, citing fears that the new ethanol-based fuel blend could damage motor vehicles. In a statement released Friday, the American Automobile Association (AAA) warned that use of the recently approved gasoline, which can contain as much as 15 percent ethanol, could result in "a strong...

Alcoholic Fly Larvae Need A Drink To Learn
2012-11-29 16:54:43

Cell Press Fly larvae fed on alcohol-spiked food for a period of days grow dependent on those spirits for learning. The findings, reported in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on November 29th, show how overuse of alcohol can produce lasting changes in the brain, even after alcohol abuse stops. The report also provides evidence that the very human experience of alcoholism can be explored in part with studies conducted in fruit flies and other animals, the researchers say....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.