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2013-04-27 23:01:29

A recent Wall Street Journal article reports on the use of bee venom in a number of high-end anti-aging beauty products. Dr. Simon Ourian of Epione Beverly Hills is skeptical that bee venom provides long-term benefits. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 According to an April 26, 2013 Wall Street Journal report, bee venom is being touted as a key ingredient in a number of expensive moisturizers and anti-aging serums. Bee venom as an anti-aging ingredient got a boost in 2011 when it was...

Bronze Age Trade Connections Revealed By Ancient Stinging Nettles
2012-09-28 14:22:15

A piece of nettle cloth retrieved from Denmark's richest known Bronze Age burial mound Lusehøj may actually derive from Austria, new findings suggest. The cloth thus tells a surprising story about long-distance Bronze Age trade connections around 800 BC. The findings have just been published in Nature's online journal Scientific Reports. 2,800 years ago, one of Denmark's richest and most powerful men died. His body was burned. And the bereaved wrapped his bones in a cloth...

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

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 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. In particular, Marcie Edmonds stated that she received a medical bill for over $83,000 from the Chandler Regional Medical Center. According to the Huffington Post, the bill included two doses of anti-venom that cost almost $40,000 for each dose. Humana,...

2012-06-08 23:00:55

Doctors offer important tips on treating bites and stings from mosquitoes, jellyfish, snakes, ticks and yellowjackets. Learn expert advice on how to protect yourself and your loved ones. Stanford, CA (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 Stanford Hospital & Clinics emergency medicine physician and wilderness medicine guru, Paul Auerbach, MD, with a team of experts, has authored the 2,300-page Wilderness Medicine book (now in its sixth edition), which covers virtually everything that could give you...

2012-05-25 23:01:39

Jellyfish String Relief Solution 1st Aid made with 5% acetic acid supported by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, National Institutes for Health, Queensland Health and the Australian Resuscitation Council among noted medical authorities ... Ft Myers Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 25, 2012 Ocean Care Solutions is a company specializing in the development, distribution and sales of marine sting first aid kits. These kits are designed to meet medical and marine science first aid...

2012-03-26 23:01:52

Riding the wind and ocean currents, hordes of blue, alien-like creatures descend upon Southern state coastal waters, entangling beach goers in poisonous tentacles and delivering painful stings by the hundreds. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 26, 2012 Each invader, in fact, isn't an "it" but a "they" – a colony of organisms that combine to create a single entity; the Portuguese man-of-war. The seafaring wanderer with the neon-blue gas bag and tentacles as long as 30 feet seems more suited...

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2012-03-24 05:48:17

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com Discovery of a new giant wasp species last year has led to the discovery of an even larger species than had been sitting in a collection for 80 years. Megalara garuda hails from the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, the same island where a team led by professor Lynn Kimsey (UC Davis) discovered the wasp´s slightly smaller relative Dalara garuda. Both species belong to the digger wasp family, a diverse group of wasps that sting and paralyze prey insects....


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Jack Jumper Ant, Myrmecia pilosula
2013-07-10 13:00:54

The jack jumper ant (Myrmecia pilosula), known by other names including the jumping jack or hopper ant, is a species of bull ant that can be found in Australia. Its range includes Tasmania, New South Wales, and rural areas of Victoria. This species is unique in that its genome only holds on set of chromosomes, which is the lowest number of chromosomes that any animal can hold. Like other bull ants, this species can build nests under rocks or under dirt mounds. The jack jumper reaches an...

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2012-04-03 19:15:23

The Purple-striped Jelly (Chrysaora colorata), also known as the Mauve Stinger, is a species of jellyfish found primarily off the coast of California in Monterey Bay. This species has been studied closely by scientists hoping to gain a better understanding about the creature’s eating habits. The bell (body) of the jellyfish is up to 27.6 inches in diameter, with a radial pattern of stripes. The tentacles vary with age of each individual, consisting mainly of eight long dark arms, and...

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2006-12-12 11:27:08

The platypus is a semi-aquatic endemic to eastern Australia and Tasmania. Together with the four species of echidna, it is one of the five species of monotremes, the only mammals that lay eggs instead of giving birth to live young. It is the sole living representative of its family and genus, though a number of related species have been found in the fossil record. The unique appearance of this egg-laying, duck-billed mammal baffled naturalists when it was first discovered, with some...

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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin