The conference called upon the government to use paddy procured from farmers to improve the quality of noon meal served to students. It also demanded that the authorities scientifically modify water conservation methods in Kole fields. The government should take over quarries and crusher units to check exploitation of natural resources, the Parishad said. … [Read more...] about KSSP opposes waste-to-energy plant project
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“The main loss was in my hip and my buttock so there wasn’t going to be enough structure left to support it. They wheeled me away to amputate but then, by some miracle, they didn’t have to.” … [Read more...] about Mum’s hip and bottom devoured by flesh-eating bug after she pricked herself on rosebush
The Jiulongshan Formation, a rock deposit in Northeastern China’s Inner Mongolia, is full of fossils dating from the late Middle Jurassic—roughly a hundred and seventy million years ago. Back then, there were many more types of both Mecoptera (the order of insects that includes hangingflies) and Ginkgoales than there are today. … [Read more...] about It’s a bug! It’s a leaf! It’s a fossil!
Contributor Elisa Johnson, who has been telling us about the favorite products she’s discovered over her lifetime of supporting Black-owned businesses and Black makers, pointed us to this shea butter, which is one of several products she relies on for self-care. (“For me,” she writes, self-care “means setting aside time each and every day for self-nourishing routines, whether that’s reading an affirming book to raise my spirits, taking a few extra minutes to let my hair or skin absorb a restorative mask or oil, exercising in the morning to prepare my body for the day ahead, or just putting on some makeup to feel pretty.”) The butter, Johnson notes, is formulated with “avocado and sweet almond oil as well as Ghanian baobab and Egyptian jojoba oils,” adding that although “you might think those oils would make it fragrant, it’s actually unscented (making it great for more sensitive skin).” While “you can use it all … [Read more...] about 9 Products That Delighted Us Last Week: From Plant Poles to Cat Toys
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They found that 27 per cent contained traces of endotoxin, a microbial agent in agricultural and industrial settings, and that 81 per cent contained traces of glucan, which exist in the cell walls of most fungi. … [Read more...] about Asthma-causing bugs found in e-cigarettes for the first time