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The Path of Food and Alcohol - Your food goes through a lot before it is fully digested by your body. Your body must take in all of the nutrients from your food to benefit and affect your body. Pablo, Jimmy Bob, Akihuro, and Darius ate fully loaded nachos and beer while celebrating at a World Series Party. All the food they have eaten will go through the path of the digestive system, to the blood in the circulatory system, and in this case, the alcohol will affect the central nervous system. The digestion system's job is to break down food into small molecules to be absorbed by villi in the small intestine....   [tags: the human digestive system] 527 words
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Topic 5: A Designer’s Work - Born as Chris O’Doherty artist, designer, musician, is one of the most successful commercial artists in Australia. He is recognised as a Mambo designer, a landscape artist and founding member of award winning band, Mental as Anything. I will be analysing three pieces of Reg Mombassa art work, a songbook called “The Great Australian Songbook”, the Mental as Anything “Garàge” CD cover and an iGoogle banner designed by Reg Mombassa. The Great Australian Songbook is a collaboration book of 300 Australian songs....   [tags: Art]
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Methods for Weight Loss - According to the CDC, obesity is the number one health threat facing America. More than 1/3 of U.S. adults andc16% of children are obese. Obesity rates have increased exponentially over the last 40 years in every socio-economic group causing health care costs of an estimated $117 billion. There is a push across the country for Americans to get healthy. The business of weight loss is a $40 - $50 billion industry with many paths to shedding those unwanted pounds. Be it a fad diet, a surgery for weight loss, a support program or good old diet and exercise; the path to losing weight and getting healthy is achievable with hard work and determination....   [tags: Health]
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Cytotec: Safe or Deadly? - Cytotec: Safe or Deadly. A medically induced labor becomes necessary for many reasons. Some pregnancies develop complications such as hypertension, preeclampsia, heart disease, gestational diabetes, or bleeding during pregnancy (1).Many pregnancies go beyond forty two weeks and “there is evidence that some babies are at risk after this stage due to a gradual decrease in the supply of nutrients from the placenta” (1). In order to begin labor that has not started naturally, “a mechanical or chemical stimulus is needed” (1)....   [tags: Health, Medicine, Pregnancies ] 2030 words
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Discarding Intuitively Appealing Explanations - Intuitively appealing explanations are those of which that have no basis of reason or logic. These justifications are completely emotion based and entirely subjective. These intuitive “gut feelings” shape our decisions and our views of the world around us. Our intuition is constantly used throughout everything that we do. Every decision that we make is usually based to some extent upon what feels right to us. Intuition can be very tricky and dependent upon the situation one is faced with. Making hasty decisions without weighing all options and considering alternatives can cause major problems....   [tags: Logic]
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The Perils of Alcoholism - Alcoholism Introduction I chose to do a research paper on Alcoholism due to the overwhelming effects and dependency that so many people suffer through this addiction or disease. It is alarming to find out that so many Americans have become so dependent upon alcohol. Not only are adults addicts of this horrible disease but many young children and teenagers are struggling with this type of addiction. It may start of as a way of coping or perhaps from peer pressure. There are many varying factors that have come into play when you begin to examine as to why so many adults, young adults, and adolescents begin drinking....   [tags: dependency, addiction, cirrhosis]
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The History of Anthrax - ... Each type is named by the way the infection enters the body. Humans, through a cut or scrape, can receive Cutaneous Anthrax, a type of Anthrax that is not contagious. This kind of Anthrax is the most common, but also the least dangerous. When a person handles livestock without careful protection, they become vulnerable to the disease, and if the disease does happen to affect them through a cut, then the skin becomes affected and the tissue around the scrape gets damaged. Though humans receive the disease through direct contact, the infection only develops 1-7 days after exposure....   [tags: egypt, inhalation, cutaneous anthrax]
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The Army of Potomac - “Wake up men!” My eyes slowly opened and then reality dawned on me as a cold lump in my stomach. We knew this morning was the moment that we had been preparing for, when the Union engineers finished our pontoon pathway so we could cross the bridge to Fredericksburg- and then travel to the capital of the South, Richmond. In my heart, I knew that something was going to fail- but as a private of the Union Army of Potomac, I was to hold steadfast. I slowly sat up and heard a chorus of groans with mine....   [tags: confederate army, US civil war]
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Vital Role of Nutrition - Nutrition is essential to healthy aging; it has been shown to play a vital role in the development of dementia, memory loss, vitamin deficiencies and stroke. An estimated 10%–30% of people over the age of 65 suffer from Vitamin B12 deficiency most commonly caused by malabsorption. It is advised that people over 70 years of age obtain 2.4 μg/day of Vitamin B12. People suffering from inadequate Vitamin B12 levels can experience fatigue, weight loss, weakness, depression, memory impairment, heart attack and stroke....   [tags: Dementia, Memory Loss, Vitamin Deficiency]
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Health Benefits of Ginger - Health Benefits of Ginger Ginger has been widely used in different culinary cuisines and has numerous therapeutic qualities. It is a rhizome or mass of roots from the plant Zingiber officinale and with the numerous members of this plant family, all has its own uses as a delicacy, medicine, and spice. It can be served in solid form as fresh, dried, or powdered and in liquid form such as juice, extract, or oil. Ginger has been found to be highly effective in fighting a variety of diseases and conditions because of its impact in relieving excessive inflammation, which is a notable underlying cause of many illnesses....   [tags: zingiber officinale, thearpeutic qualities] 661 words
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Rise Above 650 feet - The sound of people discussing about how high it was, how small the carts are, and how many people had to fit into the carts made me want to pass out. I was scared of heights and I knew that the St. Louis Arch was not the best match for me. It was a beautiful day on the riverside of St. Louis. The shadow of the arch was gigantic. Many people were playing ball in the grassy null under it while others, including me, stood in line to go inside of it. My dad and I were excited to finally be doing something neither of us had ever experienced before....   [tags: personal narrative] 624 words
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The African Bush Elephant - ... (Inside Natures Giants, 2011, video.) By an elephant flapping its ears it also helps with cooling the blood as there is an air current. Teeth: An elephant tooth is made up of narrow, separate sections which grow and cement together (inside Natures Giants, 2011, book.) Teeth which are growing from the back of the mouth gradually over time push towards the front, the very front teeth will then break off. Elephants have 8 molar teeth which work at any one time and they are located at the top and bottom of the mouth....   [tags: Zimbabwe and Botswana] 1116 words
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Calvin Klein’s Ad Campaign - An array of young models, each idealized and every one showing themselves off in a beautiful, yet sexual stance. The focus on flowing dark hair and thin bodies draped with trendy clothes that in some cases leave a lot of skin to be seen and admired. The idea of perfection personified through facial expressions of self-confidence and uncompromising appearances in each image. These are just a few ways in which Calvin Klein’s ad campaign tries to attract costumers. Attempting to convince the public that Calvin Klein clothing will look as impressive on anyone and will have people staring in envy like many do at the ads is the technique being used in this ad campaign along with many other aspect...   [tags: essays research papers] 954 words
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Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) - Introduction to CWD; Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neuro-degenerative, transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE) of the family Cervidae (Hamir, et.al., 2006). The family Cervidae includes mule deer, Odocolileus hemionus, white-tailed deer, Odocolileus virginianus, Rocky Mountain elk, Cervus elaphus nelsoni, and moose, Alces alces shirasi, among others (Sigurdon & Aguzzi, 2007). CWD is a prion disease, meaning it is a protein caused infection, that occurs naturally in the deer family (Song & Lawson, 2009)....   [tags: Medical Research, Medicine] 1090 words
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Eating Meat Is Ethical - ... 1). Even though, people who are vegetarian or vegan can include complementary proteins in their diet to supply the body with essential amino acids, there is always a deficiency in micronutrients. According to Craig (2009), “Vitamins B-12 and D, calcium, and long-chain n-3 (omega-3) fatty acids” are absent in vegan diet and people who are vegan commonly take the supplements to replace that (p. 1). In my own opinion, if the diet is not balanced, meaning that it does not provide all nutritional value and I have to take the synthetic substance instead, that diet should be reconsidered....   [tags: consuming livestock is morally correct]
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Hara-kiri - the spirit of Japan - Almost one million people die in Japan every year. In other words, people die every 31 seconds. Some people die because of illness. Some people die because of car accident. Some people commit suicide. There are many kinds of death in this world. I believe most of those deaths are disconsolate and absurd. However, the honorable but unbelievable death existed in Japan in the middle ages. We call that hara-kiri. Hara-kiri is basically an act of killing your self by cutting open your stomach with a sword, performed especially by the warrior, to avoid shame or losing honor....   [tags: essays research papers] 510 words
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Singing - SINGING Singing, to me, is not just a hobby. It is a lifestyle and it is also what I enjoy most. To the uneducated eye, singing appears to be a simple process. However, that thought is far from accurate. There are several reasons that have prompted me to become the singer and performer I am today. Many of which are attributed to the beauty of vocal technique and a desire to learn more about the internal instrument that I am so lucky to possess. If one is to ask any singer or teacher of voice, they will explain that it is imminent to understand how the voice works and how to obtain proper breathing in order to take the first steps in becoming a singer....   [tags: Voice] 441 words
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Essay on Eating Disorder - Bulimia, the Destruction of Self - Bulimia - The Destruction of Self Bulimia nervosa, more commonly known simply as bulimia or binge and purge disorder, is an eating disorder that affects 1 in 4 college-aged women in America, or 1 in 10,000 Americans. The most common misconception concerning bulimia is that it is simply a physical or mental problem. Many people do not understand that bulimia is a disease that affects both the mind and the body, and in its course can destroy both aspects of the diseased individual....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1414 words
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The Consumption of Alcohol and its Effects on the Body - The Consumption of Alcohol and its Effects on the Body Alcohol, probably the oldest drug known, has been used at least since the earliest societies for which records exist. Of the numerous types of alcohol, ethyl alcohol is the type consumed in drinking. In its pure form it is a clear substance with little odor. People drink alcohol in three main kinds of beverages: BEERS, which are made from grain through brewing and fermentation and contain from 3% to 8% alcohol; WINES, which are fermented from fruits such as grapes and contain from 8% to 12% alcohol naturally, and up to 21% when fortified by adding alcohol; and distilled beverages (spirits) such as WHISKEY, GIN, and VODKA, which on the...   [tags: Alcohol Health Drug Abuse Essays]
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Free Essays - All Quiet on the Western Front - Paul Bäumer Paul told the story of the war as it happened to him. The reader is taken from the front line, to a catholic hospital, to his home while he is away on leave. His story tells of the sacrifice the soldiers gave defending their country. It also tells of the difficulties of losing friends, killing another man, and going day after day without much, if any, sleep. He died in October of 1918, just before the war ended. His death was described as this, "...his face had an expression of calm, as though almost glad the end had come." Stanislaus Katczinsky Katczinsky, or "Kat" as he is referred to, is the leader of this group of men....   [tags: All Quiet on the Western Front Essays] 1061 words
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Red Riding Hood from the Wolf's Point of View - Story from wolfs point of view. Here I am, lying on my deathbed. I cant believe i got myself into this mess. It really wasnt my fault. It was the Red Riding Hood brat who got me all these problems. If it wasnt for her, I would have still been running around free. Because of her, I am dying and the worst part is that they wont give me a burial in a jail. After I got sent here 50 years ago, I experienced every kind of diseace known to mankind. It all started one sunny afternoon whenI was very hungry....   [tags: essays research papers] 722 words
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Excessive Alcohol Consumption--its Effects And Social Accept - Excessive Alcohol Consumption&#8212; Its Effects and Social Acceptance Rumors and old wives&#8217; tales such as stress makes women heavier drinkers, divorce prompts heavy alcohol use, people drive better when they are drinking, and teenagers are the main group of drunk drivers, are being thrown at today&#8217;s society left and right in an effort to blame the other guy. With all the talk about alcohol use and abuse these days, people are lost between fact and fiction. All of this tossed in with the truth leads to confusion where most of society is torn between tradition and personal beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Psychological Research on Attempts to Lose Weight - Psychological research on attempts to lose weight have led to the derivation of notions such as set-point theory, the externality hypothesis and the restrained eating hypothesis, each of which imply that not only are most of these attempts detrimental to ones health, but are also rather futile and may even result in the opposite of the desired effects occurring. Obesity is most common amongst people living in Western society, with evidence suggesting that about 24% of men and 27% of women in the United States being regarded as thus (Williamson, 1995)....   [tags: Psychology] 1299 words
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The Affects Alcohol has on the Brain - The Affects Alcohol has on the Brain As many of us may know, alcohol is a very dangerous substance that is highly abused by many people. Many people, such as parents and other grown-ups, affiliate alcohol with young teenagers. The fact of the matter is that more than seventy percent of high school age students don't drink. It is only a rare percentage of students that do in fact drink, and those are the people who make a bad reputation for teenagers. It always seems that the ignorant and uniformed people who believe they know everything always speak the wrong news instead of finding the factual information....   [tags: Papers] 518 words
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Personal Narrative- Accepting a New Dad - Personal Narrative- Accepting a New Dad Tim is my second dad’s name. My mom brought him home for my brother and me to meet when I was in first grade. I think I was six. I didn’t like Tim at first because he was shorter than my mother, and I doubted he would stay. My mom and I left the first dad when she was eight months pregnant with my brother. Although I was only three years old, I remember the night. I was eating those silly orange peanut-shaped circus candies. To this day, I cannot tolerate the taste of them....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 2274 words
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The American Diet - The world’s dietary functionality differs from region to region, but a consensus remains constant; americans have an unfulfilling diet overall. In other countries the have their diet scheduled for three structured meals for each day, whereas americans eat whenever their minds tell them that they are hungry. The problem with the american way is when americans eat, they eat food that is filling to the brain but not to the stomach. Americans are always on the run, therefore there is not sufficient time to prepare a structured meals; instead americans rely on fast food....   [tags: Health, Eating Habits, Lifestyle]
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What is Pharmacology? - What is Pharmacology. Pharmacology is the study of the interaction of drugs with living organisms, such as humans, animals and even microorganisms. Pharmacology also includes sources, adverse effects, absorption, physiological factors, biotransformation, dosage forms, methods of administration, excretion, and history. So, what are drugs and what exactly do they do. Drugs, also known as narcotics, are chemicals that alter functions of living organisms. They are generally given for the diagnosis, prevention, control or cure of disease....   [tags: drugs, microorganisms]
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Report on Anthrax - Anthrax is a living organism in the genus Bacillus and its species name is anthracis. This specific bacterium is gram-positive which means that it has a thick, protective peptidoglycan coating. It is also rod-shaped and only a few micrometers in length. It is also one of the few bacteria to synthesize a protein capsule. Like other species in the genus Bacillus, it can form and release endospores, commonly known as spores. These spores are able to survive in extremely harsh conditions and can survive for years and even decades dormant in the soil....   [tags: Living Organism, Bacillus, Species, Anthracis]
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Stress of America - Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Every human goes through stress. No matter how much you try to escape it’s always there. No matter how old anyone is or how young. A baby stresses out when it’s diaper needs changed or learning how to crawl. Teenagers have school, clubs, five page research papers, and figuring out there life. As for adults they have kids, jobs, and daily expenses. Everyone experiences stress there are silent stresses and some that make your physically sick....   [tags: relation to health issues] 947 words
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Healthy Eating Habits - More than half of adults in the United States are estimated to be overweight or obese (cite-hp pg 28). Obesity is a result of complex variety of social, behavioral, cultural, environmental, physiological and genetic factors (cite-hp pg 28). Efforts to develop healthy eating habits to maintain a healthy weight index should start early in childhood throughout teenage years to adulthood. Studies have shown the different eating habits according to gender and socioeconomic factors as well as, ways to enhance healthy eating habits and discourage poor eating habits....   [tags: obesity, nutrition, food]
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School Lunch - The students of our school should rally together and hang the cooks in the Cafeteria. Well, maybe that is a little too dramatic, but something has to be done about the school lunch. The stuff that they serve the students is truly awful. Students should not be forced to eat in the cafeteria because the meals are not prepared well, there are foreign objects in the deserts, and many kids have gotten ill after eating certain items. Initially, sometimes the lunch is left over. To know if it is left over it will look wrinkly or dried up....   [tags: School Food] 561 words
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The Debate Over Artificial Intelligence - The Debate Over Artificial Intelligence   Can machines think. Or rather, can we develop true artificial intelligence in the sense of machines that think and understand as we humans do. This is an interesting problem that is becoming more and more relevant in our lives as computers become more complex and integral to our lives. Two articles, John Searle's "Minds, Brains, and Programs" and William Lycan's "Robots and Minds", present two different answers to this question and also raise several new questions....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1510 words
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The Traditional Medicine of China - The Traditional Medicine of China Traditional medicine of China has a long historical and cultural background dating back about 2500 years. The ancient Chinese people were able to reach a level of social stability that included the ability to treat disease of emotional, physical, and spiritual origins. Although a belief in spirits as the cause of disease has remained in China even to the present day, the view that the body obeyed a natural order struck a chord in the intellectual elite of ancient China....   [tags: China Chinese Culture Medicine Health Essays]
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Garnish with Humanity - “Currently, according to the statistics made by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 10 billion animals are killed for food each year, which equals to…more than a million animals killed every hour…19,011 animals killed per minute…317 animals killed per second” (Sinilong). This is due to America’s supply and demand of meat, dairy and eggs, and the creation of factory farms. There are many reasons to eat a vegan diet, one being the unnecessary cruelty farm animals endure at the profit of factory farms....   [tags: veganism, lifestyle choices] 1954 words
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Heartburn - Heartburn is a burning sensation that develops in the chest. It is also known as pyrosis or acid indigestion. The pain goes further towards the neck, throat and angle of the jaw. Why do you get heartburn. The main reason behind this is that acid from the stomach backs up into the esophagus which is the food tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. It is estimated around 40 percent of the Americans which comes to around 108 million people gets heartburn for atleast once a month. During heartburn the hydrochloric acid which is used to digest the food is released in the food pipe....   [tags: Health] 894 words
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Perspectives On Society And Culture - Perspectives on Society and Culture It is very difficult as a reader to make any sense of the rituals performed by the Nacirema. The Nacirema are a people who stress the importance of physical wellness and go to great and to the outsider horrific lengths to ensure this. A professor Linton was the first to shed light on the particularly bizarre lifestyle that is lived by the Nacirema. Physical wellness being so heavily stressed is not the bizarre aspect, it is the spiritual sense and seemingly blind faith they put into their beliefs that is bewildering....   [tags: essays research papers] 489 words
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Gastric Bypass - Gastric Bypass More than 40,000 people a year are so desperate to lose weight they turn to the controversial, sometimes life-threatening surgery such as Gastric Bypass. I will be explaining what the surgery entitles, disadvantages vs. advantages. And most important, is Gastric bypass surgery the right choice when considering the risks. The most common form of “stomach stapling” is gastric bypass. In this procedure, a small pouch is formed in the stomach and stapled shut. The small intestine is then cut and stapled onto the pouch, shrinking the stomach’s ability to take in food....   [tags: essays research papers] 803 words
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Enzyme Reactions and Temperature - Enzyme Reactions and Temperature Purpose Aim - To determine the effect of temperature on the rate of reaction of rennin when it reacts with milk to cause coagulation. Hypothesis - As rennin is naturally found in the human stomach I believe that the optimal temperature for reaction will be approximately 37°C as this is the regular human body temperature. This is shown by the graph below. [IMAGE][1] Background Research Rennin is "an enzyme that catalyses the coagulation of milk, found in the gastric juice of the fourth stomach of young ruminants and used in making cheeses and junkets....   [tags: Papers] 895 words
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Animal Testing - So the next big question is, isn’t animal testing essential. Doesn’t it cure disease and save human lives. Well the answer is no. Animal testing is unreliable, expensive, time consuming, and most of all it’s not necessary. Animals are not good models for humans. They are allergic to certain basic compounds that are fine for humans, like Paracetamol (“used to treat many conditions such as headache, muscle aches, arthritis, backache, toothaches, colds, fevers, and relieves pain in mild arthritis” (Paracetamol), and vice versa....   [tags: animal rights, research, ethics]
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I Corinthians 6:12-13 - I Corinthians 6:12-13 "Everything is permissible for me" — but not everything is beneficial. "Everything is permissible for me" — but I will not be mastered by anything. "Food for the stomach and the stomach for the food" — but God will destroy them both. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body (NIV). The broadest of freedom is being able to do what you want, when you want to do it, and wherever and however you want to do it. Freedom is being able to control our lives to do what pleases us, or what we think is going to give us the highest amount of pleasure....   [tags: Christianity Christian Biblical Essays]
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The Effects of Temperature on the Rate of Clotting Milk and Rennet - The Effects of Temperature on the Rate of Clotting Milk and Rennet Introduction ------------ The following experiment investigates the effects of different temperatures on a mixture of rennet and whole milk. On having the choice between testing the mixtures reactions at various temperatures, or testing the mixture with various amounts of concentration of rennet, my partner and I decided upon the first option. We made this decision as we felt it would be valuable to our scientific knowledge if we had a better understanding of how different temperatures can effect the behaviour of an enzyme, such as Rennin, which is also known as Chymosin....   [tags: Papers] 2841 words
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Child Development - How To Prepare For The Birth Of A Child First of all Don’t be doing stuff that would make you at the risk for being pregnant, consider all alternatives, such as delivery, abortions, and adoption, and make a decision. If you decide to carry the child full term, continue on to the following step Make sure you have the means to pay for the options you choose. You will either need a very rich husband, or medical insurance. Vitamins, are very important take some every morning until the end of your pregnancy....   [tags: essays research papers] 1104 words
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Track State Championship - Track State Championship The pit of my stomach felt as if it was being eaten away by gnawing insects inside. It wasn't just the ordinary butterflies but evil-biting insects. I was standing impatiently on the track quickly sliding further toward the inside as the incoming runner completed her handoff. Screaming encouragements, I waited for Rachel to make her way down the last stretch. We successfully completed our exchange of the baton and I was off. We arrived at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo, Colorado our normal two hours early on a dark, rainy Friday morning....   [tags: Memoir Essays] 1261 words
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The Butcher Shop - Around noon on Thursday, my roommate and I walked drearily to the local slaughterhouse, or abattoir, where we would see a pig slaughter. The building we arrived at looked eerie on the school’s campus. The abattoir stood alone, next to the bullpen and at the end of a dirt road. We walked in and a female student greeted us and told us to put on an apron, a hairnet, and a hardhat. The room smelled of warm blood. There were five people in yellow aprons and white hardhats amiably working together butchering a pig, which was currently hanging by its feet, bleeding from its neck....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Observation] 995 words
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Chondrichthyes vs Arthropod - Chondrichthyes vs Arthropod The black widow is most easily recognized by the hourglass marking on the underside of its abdomen. When bitten, a neurotoxin is released that can cause dull pain and cramping in muscles, that can be accompanied by sweating and vomiting. Less than 1% of black widow bites result in death. Black widow spiders are usually not aggressive. If disturbed, they will retreat to a corner of their web. These spiders are more aggressive if they are protecting an egg sac. The natural habitat of a black widow is outdoors, under rocks, brush or piles of debris....   [tags: essays papers] 2013 words
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The Drug Heroin - Drugs Drugs have been around for hundreds of years. Indians were known to have used Opium and other drugs for medical and various other purposes. During the 7th Century A.D. in China a drug emerged called Opium. Opium, the dry juice from immature seed pods of the opium poppy plant, is a narcotic drug that is very powerful in the relief of pain but is also very addictive. At the beginning Opium was like any other drug, but then people unaware of the harm it could cause began to use it more and more often....   [tags: Drugs History Narcotics Abuse Essays Illegal] 1383 words
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Gastric Bypass Surgery - A Second Chance at Life: Gastric Bypass Surgery In the recent years, American adults and even children have become morbidly obese, which has fueled a campaign for an effective intervention. The intervention that is beginning to receive widespread popularity is gastric bypass surgery. According to Tish Davidson and Teresa G. Odle in the article ‘Obesity Surgery,’ “gastric bypass surgery [is] probably the most common type of obesity surgery; gastric bypass surgery has been performed in the United States for about 25 years....   [tags: Obesity Surgery] 748 words
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Humans as Organisms - Humans as Organisms Human cells are made from a nucleus, cell membrane and cytoplasm. Sperm cells have a tail so they can swim. Muscle cells are able to contract so that they can become shorter. White blood cells can change shape to destroy bacteria, which can infect your body. A group of cells that have a similar structure and work together make tissue. Tissues group together to build an organ. Different organs group together and make an organ system. Protein produces 'amino acids' when digested....   [tags: Papers] 1260 words
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Tragedy in Literature - Tragedy in Literature A tragic story represents the downfall of goods and destruction by evil. Tragedy is a descending story shape. It can be compared to the season of fall because both fall and tragedy go from good to evil where living things die. Tragedy starts with "Destruction of the Beautiful," in which virtuous characters are destroyed through no fault of their own; this descends to "The Death of Innocence" where faultless characters meet the realities of life and are changed forever; "Triumph and Defeat" shows us a state where a quest either fails or triumphs but in the midst of suffering; "Pride and Death" in which a character who is familiar with evil is presented with affliction...   [tags: Papers] 722 words
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Why the Whitechapel Murders Attracted So Much Attention in 1888 - Why the Whitechapel Murders Attracted So Much Attention in 1888 The Ripper murders attracted lots of attention in 1888, causing widespread panic and conspiracy. I am going to discuss the Ripper victims, what Jack the Ripper actually did to his victims, the press and the Victorians obsession with the macabre. -Jack the Ripper murdered 5 woman, they were all prostitutes. Their names were Polly Nicholls, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes and Mary Kelly. The 1st 4 victims were all in their late 40s, but the last woman was only 25....   [tags: Papers] 775 words
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