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Indoor Plants Found to Release Volatile Organic Compounds
Offbeat  (tags: VOCs, studyhouse plants, weeping fig )

- 3214 days ago -
ATHENS, GA--Potted plants add a certain aesthetic value to homes and offices, bringing a touch of nature to indoor spaces. It has also been shown that many common house plants have the ability to remove volatile organic compounds--gases or vapors emitted
Gender Row Athlete: What Is Intersexuality?
Offbeat  (tags: Athlete, Gold Medal Winner, South African, woman, gender verification, test, imposed, IAAF, rare genetic disorder, ISNA, AIS, Intersex Society of North America )

- 3227 days ago -
The 18-year-old won gold in the 800 meters race Wednesday but she may be forced to return the medal if she fails a gender-verification test imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Continued>
Those Special Historical Places
Offbeat  (tags: interesting )

- 3228 days ago -
This article approaches scale modeling of architecture from a very special perspective. It is the second floors of most buildings where history actually occurred; that is, the private living space of the rich and famous.
'Bomber' Sea Worms Found Off Oregon
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, luminescent seaworms, wildlife, new species )

- 3227 days ago -
Luminescent sea worms that eject glowing green blobs have been found off the Oregon coast at depths up to 11,000 feet, scientists said. The worms, formally named Swima bombiviridis, have glowing "bombs" attached just below the head that eject when the
Seller, Beware: Feds Cracking Down on Garage Sales
Offbeat  (tags: garage sales, second hand, crime, children )

- 3228 days ago -
WASHINGTON -- If you're planning a garage sale or organizing a church bazaar, you'd best beware: You could be breaking a new federal law. As part of a campaign called Resale Roundup, the federal
Race Against the Tide: Artist Creates Intricate Masterpieces... That the Sea Washes Away Within Hours
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, performance, interesting, sand artist, pictures )

- 3248 days ago -
When artists see a canvas, most of them want to fill it, even if it's with nothing more than a doodle. But sand artist Andres Amador works with one of the biggest canvases available, with entire lengths of beaches swallowed up by his art. Sadly the sea
"A Chance at Life"
Offbeat  (tags: rescue story, of baby kittens, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary )

- 3295 days ago -
When a mama cat chose a vacant model home as a shelter from the sun for her kittens, it couldn't have been a better choice. The cat family's temporary home was under a bed in the comfort of the La Estancia community, nestled in the cliffs of
Black Cat Serves as O.C. School's Crossing Guard- VIDEO
Offbeat  (tags: black cat, stormy, official school crossing guard, helping humans )

- 3293 days ago -
A black cat named "Stormy" has become the unofficial crossing guard for one Costa Mesa elementary school. The 17-year-old feline has a bit of a routine with crossing guard Barbara Scalla, 69, of Huntington Beach. Stormy waits for Scalla in the
Pride of Kenya Launches in Nairobi!
Offbeat  (tags: born free foundation, conservation, fibreglass lions, art, prideofkenya )

- 3292 days ago -
"Pride of Kenya" is a major mass appeal public art event which aims to raise awareness and funds for the conservation of lions in Kenya. At least 25 life-size fibreglass lion canvasses will be created, sponsored by local and international companies base
The Lowdown on Litter Box Issues
Offbeat  (tags: kittens, cats, litter box, training, cleaning, type of box )

- 3294 days ago -
This is serious stuff to people and literally life-or-death for far too many cats. The number one reason cats are booted out of homes and discarded at animal shelters is because of inappropriate elimination. If not adopted, many of these former family
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