Daily Archives: March 2, 2013

Dust from the Sahara Can Seed Rain and Snow Clouds Over the Western U.S.

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Author: Joseph Stromberg

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The fascinating idea that a butterfly flapping its wings in Asia can change the path of a hurricane over the Pacific is, alas, probably not accurate. But slight changes in one part of the atmosphere can indeed have disproportionate effects elsewhere, a concept known as the butterfly effect. Just how slight one...

Marijuana-Friendly Colorado Debates Blood-Level Limits

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Author: Brady Dennis

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When is someone too stoned to drive?The answer, it turns out, has been anything but si mple in Colorado, which last fall became one of the first states in the country to legalize marijuana.Prosecutors and some lawmakers have long pushed for laws that would set a strict blood-level limit for THC, the key ingredient...

Inspirations

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Author: Ida Lawrence

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“The long and winding road that leads to your door will never disappear. I've seen that road before. It always leads me here… leads me to your door. Why leave me standing here? Let me know the way.” Did you recognize those words? They’re from “The Long and Winding Road”...

Aboriginal and Black Inmates Disproportionately Fill Ontario Jails

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Author: Jim Rankin

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Race data obtained under freedom of information paints a disturbing picture of black and aboriginal overrepresentation inOntario youth and adult jails. Blacks and aboriginal people are overrepresented in Ontario’s youth and adult jails, with some staggering ratios that mirror those of blacks in American jails. A Star analysis of Ontario...

Pomegranate – From Aphrodisiac to Cancer Buster

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Author: Norman Shealy

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Protein, vitamins, essential fatty acids, minerals and antioxidants are the critical foods for health. Note that starch and sugar are not; glucose can be made from protein. Of course, I am not recommending that one eat only protein, but it is important to be reminded that protein is much more critical than starch/sugar....