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2010-05-05 08:15:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Gulf Coast prepares for the environmental impact of a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf region poison centers stand ready to answer questions about health concerns related to the spill. Beyond the risk of contamination to seafood, poison centers are prepared to deal with calls related to fumes from the spill, which can cause nausea and dizziness.

2010-02-10 06:47:00

Reptiles are bred in captivity primarily for their skins, but some restaurants and population groups also want them for their meat.

2010-01-11 11:25:00

TAU researcher uses scorpion venom to develop a safe and ecologically sound pest control method.

2010-01-07 12:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S.

2009-11-30 11:27:28

For the first time, scientists at The University of Western Ontario have shown that insects exposed to repeated periods of cold will trade reproduction for immediate survival.

2009-09-10 15:21:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Henry Schein, Inc.

2009-03-31 11:11:00

In response to media inquiries related to the detainment of some Caterpillar employees at Caterpillar's facility in Grenoble, France PEORIA, Ill., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- "Caterpillar is hoping this matter can be resolved quickly," said Chris Schena, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for manufacturing operations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

2009-01-23 17:58:27

Hordes of caterpillars are destroying crops and vegetation in northern Liberia, posing a threat to food security, the United Nations said. The situation in Liberia is a national emergency and likely will escalate into a regional crisis involving Guinea, Sierra Leone and Cote d'Ivoire, Winfred Hammon, the U.N.

2008-10-13 12:00:17

Better Nutrition Magazine names Natrol(R) Carb Intercept(R) as the "Metabolism And Weight Loss" category winner in the publication's first annual "Best Of Supplements" awards.

2008-10-12 06:00:20

By Gary Bogue It definitely feels like fall. Dear Gary: I moved to beautiful Dana Hills, in Clayton, 15 years ago, in order to be next to open space at the base of our majestic Mount Diablo.

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Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis
2014-09-12 08:44:46

The Golden Poison Frog, Phyllobates Terribilis, known also as the Golden Frog, Golden Poison Arrow Frog or the Golden Dart Frog, is a poison dart frog that is native to the Pacific coast of Colombia. The optimal habitat of this frog is the rainforest with high rain rates, altitudes between 100 and 200 meters, temperatures of at least 26 degrees Celsius, and relative humidity of 80 to 90 percent. While in the wild, this is a social animal, living in groups of up to six individuals; however,...

Chinese Red-headed Centipede, Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Chinese Red-headed Centipede (Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans), also known as the Chinese Red Head, is a species of centipede found in East Asia and Australia. This creature is found typically in damp, moist environments, where it grows to an average length of 8 inches. In ancient Chinese traditions, this species is used for its healing properties. Placing a Chinese red head on a rash or other skin ailment is said to speed up the healing process. This species is known for harboring...

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