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    Something slightly more Aussie: Bogong moths

    Yep, they are in the news here. The Canberra Times featured them yesterday. Bushtucker food and it is less available this year than normal. Apparently the caterpillars don't like the cold, so they live lower down where it is warmer and obviously have to hibernate over winter. They hibernate...
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    A study into tomatoes in the fridge reveals they do lose their flavour

    Tomatoes are featuring in the news quite a bit at the moment, but I think I have found out why. On Monday (17th October 2016), researchers at The University of Florida published a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that when tomatoes are stored at the temperature kept in...
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    Beer eases final moments for euthanized invertebrates, study finds

    Beer is now being used to euthanise snails! 'A scientist at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) recently sought out the most humane way to end the lives of the tiny snails she is raising in a laboratory here. The answer: A dip in a few ounces of beer or a 5 percent...
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    Schizophrenia alternative treatment could be found in tropical fruit mangosteen

    Mangosteen has long been used in traditional medicine in South-East Asia, and now Australian researchers hope to prove that its antioxidants could ease psychosis and other symptoms. Present day medication for schizophrenia can have some unpleasant side effects, and researchers are hoping that...
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    Are pomegranates, turmeric, red wine and red grapes the key to long life?
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