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Month: July 2019

Thanks to science, parasite can have sex in mice, not just cats

Thanks to science, parasite can have sex in mice, not just cats

Toxoplasma gondii, a single-celled parasite perhaps best known for its ability to trick mice into taking potentially fatal risks around cats and, in humans, as a serious threat to fetal health, has given up a long-held secret of its reproduction. In a study now online in the journal Public Library of Science Biology a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Madison peels back the mystery of why the parasite, which infects a wide range of mammals, including humans, can…

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Purveyors of Art and Design Materials Celebrates 30 Years in Business with Open House

Purveyors of Art and Design Materials Celebrates 30 Years in Business with Open House

now located at Aldridge Park on Highway South, celebrated their th anniversary. Originally launched as an art supply house primarily serving Appalachian State University students. Over the years, owner Mike Hill has morphed the company into a true soup-to-nuts art business. By the winter of full service affordable custom framing was added to the mix…expanding over the thirty year span to include a ridiculously expansive selection of moulding choices that fill two rooms, plus the highest level of conservation standards….

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Council retains top spot in national table

Council retains top spot in national table

With the percentage collection rate for Council Tax hitting .%, the Council has slightly improved on last year’s rate. From total Council Tax due of £. million – which is collected on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office, the Fire ity, Cambridgeshire County Council and local parish councils as well as South Cambridge District Council – the team ended the financial year with just £, outstanding. For Business Rates, the Council’s position showed a marked improvement – from…

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The Halo Reach beta has leaked online, and you’ll get banned if you play it

The Halo Reach beta has leaked online, and you’ll get banned if you play it

After months of waiting and delays, the first beta testing for the Halo Master Chief Collection on PC finally kicked off this weekend – but it disappointed a lot of people hoping to try out Halo Reach on PC for the first time, because only around a thousand players were invited. What happened next was obvious – the beta leaked online. However, developer  Industries and Microsoft are now warning players that they will be banned if they try to play it. The…

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