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The problematic poaching of Pangolins

2018-09-04T10:43:52+00:00

The problematic poaching of Pangolins The practice of poaching is abhorrently prevalent across the world and across animal species and has been successful in endangering, if not obliterating entire species. South Africa’s national reserves have become home to poachers on the hunt for popular and pricey illegal exports: namely rhino horns, elephant tusks, big cat body parts and bones as well as pangolin scales. Although South Africa’s poaching is largely associated with the rapidly diminishing rhino population as well as elephants, it is actually the pangolin that is the most poached animal not just locally but in the world. Pangolins [...]

The problematic poaching of Pangolins 2018-09-04T10:43:52+00:00

‘Snow White’ syndrome: far from a fairy-tale

2018-09-04T10:33:41+00:00

‘Snow White’ syndrome: far from a fairy-tale Resignation syndrome is an interesting and unique, relatively little-known dissociative syndrome that eventually “induces a catatonic state” in the sufferer. The syndrome is prevalent amongst young people; particularly those who have suffered a psychological trauma- the patients affected by the disorder predominantly live in Sweden and come from refugee or immigrant–based families, often those who have been faced with deportation or family separation. Resignation syndrome is considered by most to be a culture-based illness as thus far it is believed to exist only in Sweden and only amongst asylum-seeking refugees. Also known as [...]

‘Snow White’ syndrome: far from a fairy-tale 2018-09-04T10:33:41+00:00

What’s up with wasabi?

2018-09-04T10:56:29+00:00

What’s up with wasabi? Wasabi, also known officially as wasabia japonica, Japanese horseradish, or more traditionally ワサビ, is a plant that shares common traits with horseradish, cabbage and mustard, as they come from the same plant family, namely the Brassicaceae family. Wasabi has its origin in Japan and usually grows alongside rocky, water-rich areas such as mountain river valleys as well as streams. Wasabi has long been a part of traditional Japanese cuisine and is particularly associated with sushi and sashimi. In its most common form, wasabi is consumed as a paste that can be utilised in the food process such [...]

What’s up with wasabi? 2018-09-04T10:56:29+00:00

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