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2008-07-31 21:00:29

By Kenneth Knight, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 31--UNIVERSITY AREA Although she's not willing to stake her life on it, Althea Schafer, 104, suspects the fact she never married has contributed to her longevity. Schafer, a resident at St. Joseph's John Knox Village, said she always cherished her independence, so marriage was never in her plans. Euna Brown, 100 and a friend of Schafer at John Knox Village, never remarried after her husband, Joel, died in a traffic accident in 1947. Both...

2008-06-20 15:00:07

By SHAILER-KNIGHT Wendy Fashion, fitness and health for over 40s. -------------------- Exercise and knowledge can make getting older a lot less painful, according to a selection of speakers last week. Reve fashion store put on a "Re- define yourself" evening last Tuesday, pulling together physiotherapist Carol Armitage, dietitian Gaye Philpott, hairstylist Kevin Fuller and beauty therapist Pania Ryan, along with Reve fashion stylist Jo Guy, to give women tips on living a life with...

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2008-03-05 14:57:11

A destructive spring freeze that chilled the eastern United States almost a year ago illustrates the threat a warming climate poses to plants and crops, according to a paper just published in the journal BioScience. The study was led by a team from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The "Easter freeze" of April 5-9, 2007, blew in on an ill wind. Plants had been sending out young and tender sprouts two to three weeks earlier than normal during an unusually warm March....


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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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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.