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    1. Blood-sucking Sand Flies Love Munching on Marijuana

      Blood-sucking Sand Flies Love Munching on Marijuana

      When they’re not sucking the blood of animals, sand flies have a fondness for munching on the marijuana plant (Cannabis sativa), new research suggests.

      An international team of scientists found that in proportion to its abundance, Cannabis sativa was consumed by sand flies much more frequently than expected, suggesting it was highly attractive to the insects.

      According to a paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the findings could have implications for controlling sand fly populations across the globe. This is important because, much like the closely related mosquito, sand flies can spread dangerous ...

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    2. Ancient Temple Built by the Descendent of A Vast Biblical Kingdom Discovered by Israeli Military Drones

      Ancient Temple Built by the Descendent of A Vast Biblical Kingdom Discovered by Israeli Military Drones

      BY  ON 11/30/17 AT 7:32 AM

      Experts working at the Horvat ‘Amuda site have said the drone images allowed them to pinpoint their dig.

      Drones flying over a military training area in Israel have revealed the location of an ancient temple built by the biblical Idumean people some 2,200 years ago.

      Subsequent excavations of the structure, spotted in military aerial photographs, uncovered a number of cultic jars and vessels and a rare hellenistic altar for the burning of incense decorated with the image of a bull.

      Experts working at the Horvat ‘Amuda site have ...

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