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January 2011

Pollution Blame for Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer has been blamed on many different things, but pollution? A ground-breaking new study suggests pollution from traffic may put women at risk for this deadly disease. Researcher Mark Goldberg says, "We've been watching breast cancer rates go up for some time....
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Asteroid Impact on the Way

NASA has said that the asteroid Apophis ("The Uncreator") will have a close approach to the Earth in 2029, but will not fly close enough to strike us. However, a Russian astronomer disagrees. On the Helium website, Terrence Aym quotes Leonid Sokolov as saying, "Apophis will approach Earth at a distance of 37,000 to 38,000 kilometers...
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Are Those Clouds Up There?

We put them on the ground, we put them underwater--now will be put them in the clouds? There is not always enough wind blowing to turn turbines enough to create electricity, but 2,000 feet up in the air, there is three times the wind velocity than we have at ground level....
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Don't Inhale!

In research described as "a stark warning" to those tempted to start smoking, scientists are reporting that cigarette smoke begins to cause genetic damage within MINUTES--not years--after inhalation into the lungs.

And there is growing evidence that exposure to a group of chemicals known as type-2 alkenes--found in many...
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Flip Flop Weather

Climate change doesn't just mean global warming (something that people in the Northeast who are experiencing major blizzards can attest to), it means oscillations of...
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Invisibility: What, Where & How

Scientists have been experimenting with invisibility for a long time, mostly on the quantum level. But now they've learned how to make large objects, which are visible to the naked eye, invisible as well. How do they do it?
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Diamond in the Sky

Astronomers are making wondrous new discoveries every day. A new study from NASA tells scientists how often the biggest black holes have been active over the last few billion years. This discovery could have implications for how the giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way will...
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We Set a Record

Greenland's ice sheet, which could be a major cause of rising sea levels, melted at a record rate in 2010. And a look at an ice field atop the highest mountain in the eastern European Alps suggests that the glacier may hold records of ancient climate extending back as much as a...
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How to Raise Your Robot

People who build robots say that, in the future, we'll all have at least one of them working for us. They have learned that they need to create a kind of robot evolution in order to transform...
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From Poison to Pistons

E. coli bacteria is the primary cause of food poisoning. We may be able to get even for all those stomach aches we've had by turning it into automobile and jet fuel. The biotech company Joule Unlimited, which is privately held and highly secretive about its...
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Words

We've talked about the kind of language your computer uses, but what about the words that humans use? Google has created a huge database, consisting of 500 billion words, using over five million digitized books that are available to the public for free downloads,...
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Watch That Wind

Summer is hurricane season, which seems far away right now. But it never hurts to be prepared, because hurricanes do more than devastate the landscape--they're bad for pregnant women and their unborn children as...
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Throwing Made Us Human

During the football playoffs, we began to wonder how humans, unlike any other species on Earth, learned to throw long distances. New research suggests that this unique evolutionary trait is entangled with language development in a way critical to our very existence. In fact, throwing...
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Africa Splitting in Two

It isn't just war in the Sudan that is tearing apart Africa, it's earthquakes as well. Cracks began to be seen years ago, but it recent months they've increased, meaning that the continent is breaking apart in slow motion.

On the Before it's News website, Axel Bojanowski quotes geologist Cynthia Ebinger as saying, "The volcano...
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When a Star Explodes

If a star were to explode near the Earth, we would be hit with millions of deadly particles and cosmic rays, causing mass extinctions due to the high radiation of cosmic rays, which strips away our planet's protective ozone layer. Astronomers think this happens about every 60...
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Animal Extinctions Mean Bad Health for Humans

Extinction--of animals (NOTE: subscribers can still listen to this show), plants (and...
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Booze on Board

It's the football season and football means beer. A new study found that 8% of fans who agreed to be tested after attending professional football and baseball games were too drunk to legally drive, and 40% had booze in their bodies.
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When Beetlejuice Explodes

Over the years, people have speculated that the sun has a twin (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). The red giant star Betelgeuse ("Beetlejuice") is predicted to explode (become a super...
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Join a Telepathy Experiment

If you're interested in ESP and live in the US, British researcher Rupert Sheldrake (who has been interviewed on Dreamland) has a telepathy test he'd like you to join. To register, click here. You enter...
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Tiny Bubbles

Getting rid of CO2 in the atmosphere by capturing it and burying it in the ground sounds like a good idea, but a Canadian farm couple whose land lies over the world's largest carbon capture and storage project says greenhouse gases seeping up from the soil are...
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Latest Country to Release UFO Secrets

New Zealand is the latest country to declassify its UFO files (now when will the US do the same?) More than 2,000 pages of documents, revealing UFO sightings going back to the 1950s, are included in the files. In the National newspaper of New Zealand, Stacy Wood...
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Brain Weapons

The way to win a war? Control your soldiers' MINDS. It sounds like a movie plot (NOTE: This...
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Quantum Breakthrough

Tired of the scan and the pat down? The type of teleportation that we all remember from "Star Trek" may soon be a reality (It may be the way UFOs fly, and with...
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Can Cars Run on Air?

Over the years, we've written about many other places to get fuel than out of the ground (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). How about out of the air? It turns out that car fuel can be created from...
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Bees Still Dying Too

Living creatures are dying all over the Earth. Honey bees have been dying for a long time now and the populations of four different species of North American bumblebee have declined. A new study found that...
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Aflockalypse Now

Birds and fish are mysteriously dying all over the world, but they aren't the only creatures this is happening to. There have been mass deaths of cows in Wisconsin and seals in Labrador (and there are probably many...
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Telescope Time Machine

An international team of astronomers has detected one of the earliest clusters of galaxies ever identified, located about 12.5 billion light years from Earth. Because light from such distant objects takes so long to reach earth, our telescopes act as time machines, catching this...
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It's All in the Eyes

Many people think we need to transform our politics here in the US. If you want to know what political side someone you're talking to is...
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Town Drowns

Along the path to climate change, countries will drown (and are ...
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Fish: It's KILLING us!

How can you get fat from eating fish, which is supposed to be one of the healthiest foods around? If it's FRIED. Eating a Southern staple, fried fish, could be one reason people in Alabama and across the "stroke belt" states are more likely than other Americans to die of a stroke. In the stroke belt states--Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia,...
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