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2004-11-30 06:00:10

Thanks to a legal loophole that allows the sale of fresh, unprepared magic mushrooms, an estimated 300 vendors have sprung up across the country. But, on 13 December, in Gloucester, the first Crown Court case opens against retailers of the mushrooms. A vendor will face charges of supplying the Class A psychedelic chemical psilocybin, found in the fungi. If found guilty, he will face seven years in jail and a lucrative cottage industry will be severely curtailed, perhaps even shut down. But...

2004-11-29 09:00:19

Eating up your greens may have a protective effect that your mother never knew about. A Cardiff research team is holding a series of clinical trials to test whether the substances in vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, sprouts or cauliflower could help fight cervical cancer. The department of obstetrics and gynaecology, at the University of Wales College Of Medicine, is asking volunteers to take the substance as a food supplement, called Diindolylmethane (DIM). All women in the...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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