Friday, May 10
According to a statement from the department, the average age of synthetic marijuana users is 13.
“Recent focus group findings in partnership with DOH and local youth-based organizations indicate that synthetic marijuana is seen as an alternative to marijuana, as a result of its cheap cost and ability to go undetected in routine drug testing,” the statement reads.
Wednesday, May 8
“Children are blessings from above. They show you their wonder with their love, but that’s not what I’m feeling now,” the grandmother sings.
“Grandma-ma we love you still, but tonight is the night your guts will spill on the floor,” the zombies sing back.
Monday, May 6
In a new study, the genus Osedax (sometimes nicknamed "zombie worm") has been found to use a bone-melting acid to consume the skeletons of water mammals. The mouthless, gutless worms excrete an acid that enables them to gain access to the nutrients inside of the bones. The research was conducted by the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, which part of the University of California, San Diego.
"The acid presumably allows the worms to release and absorb collagen and lipids that are trapped in bone," Martin Tresguerres, one of the researchers, said in a statement. "This model is remarkably similar to how mammals repair and remodel bone; however Osedax secrete acid to dissolve foreign bone and access nutrients."