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Wanna Bite? Animal Venom as Medicine

Animal Venom as Medicine

Understandably, few people think of animal venom as anything other than a dangerous substance to be avoided at all costs. After all, at least 100,000 people die and more than 300,000 are permanently disabled every year from snake bites alone. However, a growing number of venoms are being found to have significant medical use. In […]

Does Marijuana Make You Skinny?

Does Marijuana Make You Skinny?

Popular thought has it that smoking marijuana gives you “the munchies,” making smokers eat more than non-smokers — in excess of 600 calories more, according to a 2006 study — but if that’s true, why aren’t potheads noticeably fatter than the rest of the population? As it turns out, that’s exactly what a group of […]