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2009-08-12 23:07:34

Sea slugs found on a New Zealand beach held enough of a poisonous substance to kill laboratory mice, scientists said Wednesday. Researchers have not yet determined what the toxin is or whether it is responsible for the deaths of two dogs that apparently ingested something deadly on Narrow Neck Beach in Auckland, The New Zealand Herald reported. Paul McNabb, an algae specialist at the Cawthron Institute, said the next step is to determine if the toxin in the slugs is the same as the toxin in...

2006-07-27 08:30:00

By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON -- Rush hour in Washington brings the slugs out into the light. Each workday, members of a unique breed of commuters known as "slugs" line up, sometimes at regular bus stops, sometimes at special areas. Chatting quietly, they wait for strangers to pick them up and drive them to the office, or home at the end of the day. The slugs constitute a decades-old system of casual car-pooling that moves thousands of workers from the suburbs to the city, with no money...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.