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    Ted Bundy's Teeth: Forensic Dentistry and His Conviction

    3 months ago

    Ted Bundy was a bloodthirsty killer. But though many were beginning to suspect it, proving it was another matter back in the 70s—until the discovery of bite mark evidence. With the use of forensic dentistry or odontology, the jury convicted Bundy. Two dentists ended his reign of terror.

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    Will Dog Pee Kill Grass and Plants?

    17 months ago

    Yes. It is entirely possible that your brown-spotted lawn is caused by your dog’s urine. As for the why, that will take a bit longer to explain. Let's discuss why dog pee is lethal for most plants and what you can do to stop, treat, and prevent damage from happening.

  • Dog Behavior: Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?
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    Dog Behavior: Why Do Dogs Eat Poop?

    13 months ago

    Poop eating or coprophagy is a learned behavior in puppies but may also be practiced by adults. While it may be no cause for alarm, it could also indicate parasites, diseases, disorders, or emotional problems. Let's discuss the many reasons why dogs eat poop as well as why you shouldn't let them.

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    Forensic Evidence (Entomology) and the Casey Anthony Case

    18 months ago

    Here is a real-life example of how insect-based evidence could be used to help convict an alleged murderer--with an exploration of the entomological files in the Casey Anthony case. Did Casey kill Caylee? Insects can help us find out.

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    Serial Killer Nannie Doss: The Giggling Granny

    3 months ago

    Nannie Doss killed many people, the last of which was her fifth husband, Samuel Doss. She was probably laughing during—and definitely after—each murder. Hence she got her nickname: the Giggling Granny.

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    Serial Killer Leonarda Cianciulli: Turning People Into Soap

    3 months ago

    Leonarda Cianciulli became a serial killer and a cannibal in an attempt to protect her family. Unfortunately, she was able to kill multiple innocent victims before she was finally snatched by the police. She was anything but sorry for her crimes.

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    Serial Killer Amy Archer-Gilligan and Her Murder Factory

    3 months ago

    Amy Archer-Gilligan is a famous female serial killer responsible for the deaths of many of the residents at her old people's home. However, at first, no one was the least bit suspicious. Until it was far too late.

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    Why You Must Fight Your Addiction to Sugar

    13 months ago

    Sugar is bad for you. Do you limit your intake, or does it exceed daily sugar recommendations? It matters. You may be severely damaging your health.

  • Eat Insects: You'll be Healthier and Save the Earth
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    Eat Insects: You'll be Healthier and Save the Earth

    13 months ago

    Why should you care that insects are edible, let alone willingly consume them when you’d much rather have a burger or a hot dog? Well, many believe that soon you will have little choice due to overpopulation and limited resources. But, take heart, bugs offer lots of protein and other nutrients.

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    Is Turkey Safe? Why It Matters How Turkeys Are Bred and Raised

    13 months ago

    People have celebrated Thanksgiving for centuries; however, the feasts shared today differ drastically from the delicacies enjoyed in the past, even when compared to just a few generations ago. Today's turkey is a monstrous distortion of what it should be, and once was.

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    Why Dogs Eat Grass and Other Weird Things

    18 months ago

    Why do dogs eat strange things (like grass) and is it dangerous? Is it in their nature, due to boredom or a nutrient deficiency, or because of a disease? Let's explore the possibilities.

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    Are You Being Lied To? Look for Microexpressions

    18 months ago

    Join me in my quest to find out, at last, who really stole the cookies from the cookie jar. There is a sure way to ID that little rascal! Exploring microexpression analysis and how to spot a liar.

  • Eating Dog Meat in Asia
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    Eating Dog Meat in Asia

    13 months ago

    It all began when a few ambitious men came up with a scheme to profit off the wild dog population in northeast Thailand. Trapping and smuggling canines across the border and on to butcheries in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam where locals consider dog meat a rare and delectable treat, these men were...

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    Urine (Pee) Colors Indicate Disease or Health Problems

    17 months ago

    We all know what urine is…but few of us know any in-depth details. For instance: What are normal color variations and what colors signal disease? What is its ideal pH and what creates dips or spikes in acidity? And, most importantly, what can this information tell us about our overall health?

  • Acoustic Kitty: The Failure of Cat Spies
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    Acoustic Kitty: The Failure of Cat Spies

    13 months ago

    To be fair, there are a great many characteristics in the cat that would--in theory--make it an excellent spy. It has great night vision, excellent hearing, superb smell, fine-tuned whiskers, perceptive paws, not to mention razor-sharp claws, all packed into an incredibly agile and deftly...

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    A Cat's Nose Can Find Disease, Disaster, and Death

    17 months ago

    With the dog dubbed “man’s best friend”, just where does that leave the cat? We must admit some felines that come to mind, such as Sassy, the smug, whiney Himalayan from Homeward Bound or “Grumpy Cat”, a famous multi-breed feline who became an internet sensation for her permanently angry...

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    A Dog's Nose Can Detect Disease, Disaster, and Death

    13 months ago

    Dogs are called man's best friend for several reasons: they offer warmth and companionship, unconditional loyalty, reliable protection, and they have fantastic noses. Their noses allow them to claim territory, interact socially, and detect danger. And, dogs allow us to stay safe with a simple sniff.

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    Is Caffeine Bad? Its Effects on Animals, the Environment, and Us

    13 months ago

    Because caffeine is a substance used by people in every country and on every continent, it affects billions. In order to better understand these effects, we must examine its impact in nature on animals, plants and the environment. Then we can decide how this relates to our health. Is it bad for us?

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    Febreze and its Toxic Ingredients

    13 months ago

    We all have those days when we don’t feel like taking out the trash or cleaning the kitty’s litter box. Normally the odor from delaying such chores would become overwhelming, and urge us nose-first out of doors en route to the dumpster, offending substance in tow. But now, thanks to technology, the...

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    Breastfeeding vs Baby Formula

    17 months ago

    In the US approximately 25% of babies receive formula within 2 days of being born, around 37% are supplemented with formula before 3 months, and between 42% and 44% are fed formula by 6 months of age (18) Here we will discuss the possible dangers of this trend but also how to feed babies the best...

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    40+ Foods That Are Poisonous or Unhealthy for Dogs and Cats

    11 months ago

    Several fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, condiments, additives, and drugs are toxic to domestic pets. Some harm only dogs, others only cats, and several are poisonous to both. Following is a list of potentially problematic foods that should be kept in a safe place where a curious, inquisitive pet...

  • How The Red Cross Helped POWs
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    How The Red Cross Helped POWs

    13 months ago

    German leadership, aware that shortages and the resulting starvation of the imprisoned would be in direct violation of the Geneva Convention, began accepting goods from charitable organizations abroad. German authorities had no clue that the British and American POWs awaited donated packages with...

  • How the British Fooled Hitler
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    How the British Fooled Hitler

    13 months ago

    During World War 2 the British installed airborne interception radar (AIR) in planes of the British Royal Air Force. Before the use of AIR, they had been dealt a heavy blow by German raids at night. However, radar gave pilots a distinct advantage, allowing them to use radio waves to spot enemy...

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    101 Dalmatians Syndrome: Media Influence on Pet Owners

    3 months ago

    Few would believe that a cartoon could play a role in the deaths of thousands of animals, but Disney's "101 Dalmatians" did just that. "Finding Nemo" and "G-Force" had similarly negative effects. Animals in the media are often purchased by families with little idea of what they're truly getting.

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    Watson, Pavlov, Thorndike, Skinner and the Development of Behaviorism

    17 months ago

    In this article, I will be talking about the development of behaviorism through the work of psychologists such as Watson, Pavlov, Thorndike, and Skinner.

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    Decaffeinated Coffee: Is it Safe and Which is Best?

    13 months ago

    Decaffeinated coffee is becoming more and more popular. Those who drink it believe that they are avoiding caffeine and its effects with beverages containing only coffee flavoring. This is wrong. Decaf coffees have caffeine as well as several chemicals depending on the decaffeination process used.

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    Black Widow Spider Silk in World War I and II

    17 months ago

    Few people are aware of how black widow spiders contributed to the World War II effort, but they had a significant impact. In fact, a LIFE magazine article published on August 30thof 1943 credited each of several government employed arachnids with spinning between 100 and 180 feet of thread a...

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    Liposuction and Its Long-Term Effects

    17 months ago

    A study on the long-term effects of liposuction has been published in the Obesity journal. The results were unanticipated. Not only did individuals regain all suctioned fat within the span of a single year, but it reappeared in different locations. Let's discuss why.

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    Warnings for Mothers Giving Tea to Babies

    18 months ago

    The FDA has discovered a trend that until recently remained largely unrealized. This trend, backed by data from an innovative new study, is the substantial number of mothers who supply their newborn infants with herbal teas and/or various supplements. A warning has been issued to physicians...

  • The Welfare of Zoo Animals
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    The Welfare of Zoo Animals

    13 months ago

    Zoo animals have limited movement, social interaction, food sources, and foraging opportunities. Which leads to the question...how can animals be happier in zoos?

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    Nail Diseases, Disorders, and Conditions: Listen to What Your Nails Tell You

    17 months ago

    Think twice the next time you are tempted to scoff at an alarmed individual who breaks a nail. The event may signal much more than the need for another manicure. Unhealthy and readily breakable nails indicate a variety of health compromising conditions including chronic bronchitis, thyroid...

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    The Dangerous Effects Of Overeating

    13 months ago

    Overeating does more than just make you momentarily uncomfortable, and discomfort is only the first of a series of resulting problems. Continual overeating stresses the entire digestive system, overworks its organs, and has impacts on health that are far more extensive than most people realize.

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    Aspirin (Acetylsalicylic Acid) in Fruits and Other Natural Sources

    17 months ago

    Aluminum is a main ingredient in the commercially available buffered form of aspirin. So, while it may prevent tumors, aspirin can also destroy the central nervous system. Thankfully, there are natural sources of aspirin out there. These include fruit and vegetables, in particular, red raspberries.

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    Animal Organs: An Alternative to Human Organ Donation?

    2 months ago

    Some approve of the practice of animal organ transplantation as a great way to reduce the lengthy waiting process often required by transplant patients. On the other hand, others see the amount of time needed for xenotransplantation to be approved and perfected as needlessly lengthy.

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    Symptoms and Signs of Kidney Failure After a Dog Eats Grapes

    15 months ago

    There are some “people” foods that if shared could seriously sicken your pet, if not kill them. It is important to be able to identify these foods and know when you shouldn’t share your snack. One potential danger is grapes.

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    The Health Benefits of Ginger

    18 months ago

    Every slice of ginger contains eighteen amino acids in addition to a wide array of vitamins, chemicals, and minerals. For this reason, ginger is beneficial in a multitude of different ways.This article addresses five of the many nutrients found in ginger: amino acids (both essential and...

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    An Analysis of "Trifles" by Susan Glaspell and "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry

    2 years ago

    Society has a great influence on people and their way of life, and can either liberate or oppress them, depending on the accepted standards of the time. Societies which believe in total male superiority cause women to be oppressed and unsatisfied with their lives. The wives in Trifles and A Raisin...

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    Nutrition Comparison: Almond Milk vs. Dairy Milk

    13 months ago

    Almond milk contains many beneficial vitamins and minerals. For those who cannot consume dairy due to allergies or an intolerance, almond milk is a great alternative. It is even considered by some to be a superior beverage.

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    Symbolism and Themes in Jewett's A White Heron and Hemingway Big Two-Hearted River

    4 years ago

    Sarah Orne Jewett and Ernest Hemingway both use nature to develop the main characters in their short stories.

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    Meter, Rhyme, and Rhythm Patterns in "After Apple Picking" by Robert Frost

    2 years ago

    A line-by-line analysis of the elements used by Robert Frost within his poem "After Apple Picking" that give it depth and meaning.

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    An Analysis of Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queen"

    18 months ago

    By examining the literary devices and word choice employed by Queen Elizabeth of England in her speech, much is revealed in the way the author expresses himself.

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    The Ethics of Belgian Blue Double Muscling

    18 months ago

    Belgium Blue cattle are characterized by extreme muscling, known as "double-muscling," the result of a mutation in a myostatin gene that prevents control of muscular growth. This mutation causes extreme over-development of muscle in the cattle, which provides great benefits to producers and...

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    The Character Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice"

    13 months ago

    Shylock, in Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice, embodies emotion unfettered by moral or intellectual constraints. Shylocks' speech at the beginning of act four, scene one distances him from the rest of society and perpetuates his ostracism as his actions validate Antonio's attacks upon his...

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    Mouse Control: The best types of mouse traps and which ones to avoid

    18 months ago

    Pest elimination is something that many people consider to be necessary. Mice in particular cause problems in homes and businesses, and their extermination becomes crucial in order for humans to maintain their lifestyles and livelihoods. The market provides a multitude of traps designed to...

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    An Analysis of Viola in "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare

    7 weeks ago

    In "Twelfth Night," Viola delivers a critique of society by showing that societal expectations serve as barriers to reality. Within the bounds of what society dictates, men can express whatever feelings they desire, whereas women must control and constrain their true emotions.

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    The Suffering Inbred Pug

    18 months ago

    This article looks at the issues of inbreeding for purebred pugs.

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    An Analysis of Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

    2 years ago

    In Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility, engagements and consequent marriages occur contrary to expectations. This is because all the clues and evidence held important by society and seen as indicative of engagement are ambiguous at best, if not entirely baseless and reliant on mere...

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    An Analysis of Joseph Andrews by Henry Fielding

    13 months ago

    In Henry Fielding's Joseph Andrews, the importance of fashion recurs throughout the novel. The author examines this concept, and finds that "High People" are "People of Fashion," but that they are not "higher in their Dimensions" nor in "their Characters" (176) than the rest of society....

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    Yusef Komunyakaa's "Facing It"

    17 months ago

    Yusef Kommunyakaa's Emotional Response Surrounding the Vietnam Memorial Yusef Komunyakaa emphasizes his ethnicity at the very beginning of his poem "Facing It" in the first lines: "My black face fades,/hiding inside the black granite." In these...

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    An Analysis of Queen Dido in Virgil's "The Aeneid"

    2 years ago

    The famous poet Virgil Wikimedia Commons Dido, the Phoenician Queen in Virgil's The Aeneid, is a tragic character who is a victim of the will of the gods. Enchanted by the god Amor, Dido becomes hopelessly enamored with Aeneas and abandons all else...

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    Feeding a Rabbit: Its Diet and Nutritional Needs

    18 months ago

    The ingestion of feed of high fiber has allowed the rabbit to survive and flourish, and it has evolved many characteristics that complement and depend upon this diet. In order to have ideally healthy pets, diets should mimic a rabbit's natural food intake as much as possible, as most deviations...

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