Poisoning http://nhpr.org en Poison: Doctor Who, Zombie Ants, And The Princess Bride http://nhpr.org/post/poison-doctor-who-zombie-ants-and-princess-bride <p>Reptiles are not the only source of poison in the real and imagined universe.&nbsp; Fascination with administering deadly serums, gases, and even fungi has infected pop culture, from episodes of science fiction drama to comedy classics and beyond. It affects alien and human alike in Doctor Who, awaits unleashing from a vial in The Princess Bride, and its natural effects on ants are documented by BBC's Planet Earth. Whether your poison is light-hearted, clever, or downright deadly, there's something for you here. Just don't bother with the antidote; this post is abound with enough poison to keep you captivated.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:18:53 +0000 Sarah Thomas 42563 at http://nhpr.org Poison: Doctor Who, Zombie Ants, And The Princess Bride 1.28.14: The Bitcoin Rollercoaster, Poison, & Pet Reptiles http://nhpr.org/post/12814-bitcoin-rollercoaster-poison-pet-reptiles <p></p><p>It’s been called “gold for nerds,” and “heaven for speculators.” The media love it, criminals have been buying illegal goods with it, and investors are lining up to buy it. But is Bitcoin the next great thing? Today on Word of Mouth: the prospects and pitfalls of bitcoins. Plus, we look at a new exhibit on the paradoxical power of poison in myth, murder, medicine, and history. And while we’re on the subject of snakes, Producer <strong>Taylor Quimby</strong> visited the New England Pet Reptile show in Manchester this past weekend and found some warm blooded mammals cuddling their cold blooded pets. Listen to the whole show below or click <strong>Read More</strong> to listen to individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:39:51 +0000 Word of Mouth 42495 at http://nhpr.org 1.28.14: The Bitcoin Rollercoaster, Poison, & Pet Reptiles West, Texas Could Happen Anywhere http://nhpr.org/post/west-texas-could-happen-anywhere <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: The recent explosion at a West, Texas fertilizer plant that killed many people really alarmed me. Places like this must exist near many communities around the country. How do I know if my own community might be at risk of a similar disaster?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>– Mary Cyr, Sarasota, FL</em></p><p> Sun, 05 May 2013 04:00:00 +0000 30251 at http://nhpr.org West, Texas Could Happen Anywhere What's in Your Water? High Arsenic in 1 in 5 NH Wells. http://nhpr.org/post/whats-your-water-high-arsenic-1-5-nh-wells <p>About 40 percent of New Hampshire residents get their drinking water from private wells. The&nbsp;<a href="http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/dwgb/well_testing/index.htm">Department of Environmental Services </a>is encouraging well owners to test their water for arsenic, but unlike municipal water supplies, testing isn&rsquo;t mandatory. And colorless, odorless contaminants abound in the Granite State. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 20:49:17 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown 7434 at http://nhpr.org What's in Your Water? High Arsenic in 1 in 5 NH Wells.