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 Apr 26 - May 2, 2012 
Spurring Change

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Spurring Change

The aftermath of the NY Times horse-racing exposé

By Christie Chisholm

The thing that hooked Debbie Coburn into nonprofit horse care: a 50,000-horse-long pee line. That’s the odd name for a controversial practice. Coburn explains that pregnant mares excrete a hormone in their urine that can be readily absorbed by humans. “There are pharmaceutical companies who buy the urine from farmers who collect it,” she says. The companies extract the hormone from PMU (pregnant mare urine) and put it in hormone replacement therapy drugs.

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Answer Me This

By Marisa Demarco
What do you know about last week?

Odds & Ends

By Devin D. O’Leary
Funny because it happens to someone else.

Letters

The readers write.

The Bugman

The Crawlies

Got you under my skin

By Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund
Twenty years ago, pest control expert Richard “Bugman” Fagerlund would get maybe one call a month about someone who said they felt imaginary bugs crawling on them. Today, he gets them almost on a daily basis.

EVENT HORIZON (Friday, Feb 24)

Ex-Beer-imental

Science of Beer

By Taylor Grabowsky
Get your beer geek on with demos, talks and fun experiments.
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EVENT HORIZON (Monday, Feb 27)

Cold Snap

International Polar Bear Day

By Steve Bahama
Learn more about polar bears while watching feedings, listening to enrichment and zookeeper talks.
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EVENT HORIZON (Saturday, Aug 19)

New Mexico Hempfest

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