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13 Vintage Photos Of Hurricanes And Their Aftermath

As Hurricane Sandy makes landfall on the East Coast, here’s a look back at other dramatic hurricanes in American history. Galveston, Texas Hurricane, September 1900 This hurricane was the deadliest in U.S. history—the estimated death toll was 8000 (to compare, 1800 people died during Hurricane Katrina). Damage to a church. The hurricane, which had a storm [...]

Innovative New Bovine Rectal Simulator Enhances Veterinary Training

Veterinary students at the University of Bristol (UK) have using their new “Breed’n Betsy” — a machine that simulates parts of a cow’s body and replaces the use of live animals for this part of veterinary training: The metal frame simulators allow students to diagnose pregnancies, and carry out artificial insemination and embryo transfer. Students can also [...]