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Belladonna or Deadly Nightshade Dangers and Atropine Uses

The deadly nightshade plant, also known as belladonna, is so poisonous that eating as few as two berries can kill a child. The plant contains atropine and other dangerous alkaloid chemicals, including scopolamine and hyoscyamine. Despite its toxicity, when used in small quantities atropine has important medical applications. Deadly nightshade is native to Europe, North […]

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AWS Step Functions Nested Workflows

Simply put a nested workflow is a workflow within a workflow… workflow-ception! It is a feature requested of AWS Step Functions for a long time now and it was recently released (read the blog post: here). The core problem users were finding with Step Functions was they had no way of re-using workflows, if you […]

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A Tropical Pitcher Plant and Enzymes for Gluten Digestion

Pitcher plants are carnivorous organisms that trap and digest prey. They bear cup or tube-like containers made from modified leaves. These containers, or pitchers, contain digestive fluid. Animals and other organic material that fall into a pitcher are broken down and their components used by the plant. There are many different types of pitcher plants. […]

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An Animatronic Dinosaur Exhibit and Facts About the Real Reptiles

The annual fair at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver always has some interesting exhibits. In 2019, one of these consisted of life-sized dinosaur models, most of which were animatronic. Viewing the animals was a wonderful opportunity for people to appreciate the real reptiles based on our current knowledge of the creatures. In this article, […]

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