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Explosion at Japanese Nuclear Plant

Mar 14, 2011
A large explosion has occurred at the Unit 3 reactor at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant The explosion included a large orange flash, which indicates that it was likely the result of a hydrogen detonation This explosion follows the partial destruction of the Unit 1 containment building in a previous hydrogen explosion.

Time to Get Off the Tanning Bed

Jul 29, 2009
Tanning salons everywhere might want to start broadening their business horizons, as cancer experts have just put tanning beds in the same category as arsenic and mustard gas when it comes to the whole probably-will-kill-you factor.

No Cancer Risk From Cell Phones

Dec 17, 2006
Researchers from the Danish Institute of Cancer Epidemiology have found that cell phone use does not increase the risk of cancer. The study looked at more than 420,000 cell users, some 56,000 of whom had used a mobile phone for more than 10 years. (h/t: Engadget Mobile)

An Inconveniently Smelly Truth

Aug 21, 2006
A Nobel laureate has proposed shooting sulfur into the atmosphere as an emergency measure to curb global warming. The short-term fix would not solve the problem, but would buy some time by temporarily reflecting some of the sun's energy away from the planet.