Monthly Archives: October 2007

Grass Comes With Weedkiller

No, it’s not another scare story about the dangers of illicit drugs, even if you don’t inhale. Researchers at Cornell U have discovered that at least one strain of common or garden grass, fescue grass to be precise, produces its …

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Chocoholics Anonymous

It probably will not come as a surprise that scientific research funded by chocolate makers Nestlé has demonstrated a link between our love of chocolate and a specific chemical signature programmed into our metabolism. The signature reads “chocolate lover” in …

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How does cannabis work?

Why does cannabis get you high? What is it about the psychoactive component in marijuana, THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, that exerts its special effects? Researchers hoping to use THC as a therapeutic agent in medicine, for treating symptoms of multiple sclerosis …

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Greenhouse on Venus

A rare form of carbon dioxide in which one oxygen atom contains ten neutrons instead of the usual eight could be to blame for the searing greenhouse effect on the planet Venus. The findings were discussed by planetary scientists speaking …

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