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August 10, 2016


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Could Our Sun Turn Deadly?

It may sound far-fetched, but humanity faces a major potential danger: someday, there might be a gigantic explosion on the sun.

March 23, 2015


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Conan the Bacterium

Even global nuclear war couldn't wipe out this powerful strain of bacteria!

November 17, 2014


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Questioning Antioxidants

Despite being touted for their health benefits, antioxidant supplements might do little more for you than snake oil.

March 15, 2012


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All About The Robot That Could: Curiosity

The Mars Science Laboratory mission is sending its largest rover to the red planet. That rover's name is Curiosity.

February 24, 2012


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Get Ready For A New Type Of Supernova!

Supernovas explode with a bright burst of radiation, giving off as much energy in a few days as our sun will give off in its entire lifetime.

December 27, 2011


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Please Welcome Two New Metals: Ununquadium And Ununhexium

Have you heard about the newest metals? They have been given temporary names, Ununquadium and Ununhexium.

January 10, 2011


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The United States Is Falling Behind In Life Expectancy

How come the United States is falling behind other countries when it comes to increases in life expectancy?

November 29, 2010



How Much Radiation Are You Exposed To When You Fly?

You are exposed to relatively high doses of radiation from the time you go through security to the moment your plane lands.

June 14, 2010



Cockroaches V. Radiation: Who Wins?

We've all heard rumors that cockroaches can survive, well, anything. But, could they survive nuclear war?

November 25, 2009



Exposed While Scanned

Why would people choose to have tests done that expose them to radiation?

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