Several ancient Greek texts provide accounts of people being poisoned by honey that texts suggest was made from the nectar of rhododendron or oleander plants. Honey made from such nectar can cause the effects the texts describe, but only if eaten fresh, since the honey loses its toxicity w...
The soft drink company's flat earnings for the second quarter reflect the success of both its restructured global bottling system and the extent to which poor currency exchange rates keep down profits for multinational companies
As a pianist, composer, scholar, and essayist on a variety of learned subjects, among the most gifted and versatile musicians of his time was Camille Saint-Saens(1835-1921) who was, as many of his contemporaries were, deeply interested in Oriental themes.
Building large new hospitals in the bistate area would constitute a wasteful use of resources, on the basis of avoidance of duplicated facilities alone.
Written in ink or engraved by stylus, more than 2,000 letters and documents on wooden tablets excavated at the site of the old roman fort at vindolanda in northern England are yielding a historical account of the military garrison in the first and second centuries that are so vivid in thei...
Dolphins lack vocal cords, nevertheless creating sounds: a complicated system of whistles, Squeaks, moans, trills, and clicks are produced by sphincter muscles inside the blowhole.
Tom Bradley was mayor of Los Angeles from 1973 to 1993, an era when the city had transformed from a collection of suburban neighborhoods to the second-largest city in the United States.
Smithtown University＇s fund-raisers succeeded in getting donations from 80 percent of the potential donors they contacted. This success rate, exceptionally high for university fund-raisers, does not indicate that they were doing a good job. On the contrary, since the people most likel...
In one state, all cities and most towns have antismoking ordinances, a petition entitled "Petition for Statewide Smoking Restriction” is being circulated to voters by campaign workers who ask only, “Do you want to sign a petition for statewide smoking restriction?" The petition advocat...
When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000 existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many.
Is the integer x divisible by 6 ? (1) x + 3 is divisible by 3. (2) x + 3 is an odd nu...
Ann bought five different kinds of fruit: apples, oranges, pears, mangoes, and bananas. If the number of apples that Ann bought was twice the number of oranges and if the number of pears that Ann boug...
Introduced by Italian merchants resident in London during the sixteenth century, in England life insurance remained unti...
Neuroscientists, having amassed a wealth of knowledge over the past twenty years about the brain and its developmen...
While studying the genetic makeup of corn, a new class of mutant genes was discovered by Barbara McClintock, a...