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venom fights cancer
2014-08-13 05:35:26

Bee stings and snake bites are not typically viewed as things that are beneficial to a person’s health, but new research out of the University of Illinois suggests that they could be powerful tools in the treatment of cancer.

Predatory Characteristics Of Extinct Sea Scorpion Reexamined
2014-07-11 10:42:07

Scientists from Yale University studied the extinct pterygotid eurypterid, a giant sea scorpion, the largest arthropod that ever lived. It was always believed to be a fierce predator, but a recent study revealed that may not have been the case.

Scientists Discover That Scorpions Are Master Architects
2014-07-03 03:23:46

Israeli scientists have discovered that scorpion burrows have a platform on which to warm up before the evening hunt.

Threatened Male Scorpions Flee, Females Sting
2014-05-29 03:14:52

Threatened female bark scorpions sting quicker than males, likely to compensate for reduced ability to flee the threat

2014-05-21 10:21:53

Venomous creatures usually conjure up images of hissing snakes or stinging scorpions--but for scientists Bryan Fry, et. al., an overlooked group --centipedes-- are all the rage.

2014-01-15 14:29:54

Defensins, as their name implies, are small proteins found in plants and animals that help ward off viral, bacterial or fungal pests.

Grasshopper Mice Do Not Feel The Pain Of The Bark Scorpion Sting
2013-10-24 15:33:23

The painful, potentially deadly stings of bark scorpions are nothing more than a slight nuisance to grasshopper mice, which voraciously kill and consume their prey with ease.

Earliest Known Scorpion Fossil Discovered In South Africa
2013-09-03 12:41:53

Scientists say they have discovered a 350-million-year-old scorpion fossil, recovered from Devonian formation layers in Grahamstown, South Africa.

New Scorpion Species Found In Andes
2013-06-05 15:35:04

French researchers have announced the discovery of a new species of scorpion in the Ecuadorean Andes, adding to that region’s already remarkable level of biodiversity.

Scorpion Sting Costs Arizona Woman Dearly
2012-09-07 05:54:56

A woman in Arizona was recently charged a hefty fee after treatment for a sting from a scorpion, adding scrutiny to the debate on the cost of health care in the U.S.


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zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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