Mistie Torres

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First act of sexual intercourse ‘was done sideways, square-dance style’

Fossils of 380m-year-old lake-dwelling placoderms point to bony, L-shaped male organ and female ‘cheese-grater’ genitals, scientists say<p>The first act of copulation has been traced back to ancient animals that were endowed with such cumbersome sexual organs they had to mate side by side.<p>Fossilised …

The Real Truth Behind How 'Truth-Telling' Drugs Actually Work

The term "truth serum" refers to a number of mind-altering drugs that make you incapable of lying, or so the theory goes. Yes, such mind-altering drugs exist, but their effect does not completely inhibit a subject's ability to lie.<p>Some truth serums, like sodium thiopental, slow the speed at which …

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Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste

A single<p>Ebolapatient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day.<p>Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable medical instruments, packaging, bed linens, …

Ebola epidemic more deadly than all previous combined, report says

The<p>Ebolaepidemic has already killed more people than all previous outbreaks combined, and an alarming new analysis by theWorld Health Organizationsuggests it already may be too late to prevent the virus from taking up permanent residence among humans in West Africa.<p>The virus itself is no more …