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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Exposed While Scanned

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

June 24, 2008

 

Mars & Phobos

The Colonization Conundrum

You want to build a spaceship that can travel from Earth to the newly established colony on Mars, but there's no way a human crew can survive the trip.

April 21, 2008

 

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Why Is a Hothouse Hot?

Touch the inside surface of a window on a cold day and you can see that glass is bad at keeping out cold. Why does glass work so well for building hothouses?

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