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Radioactive Contamination has been Detected over Europe, but its Source Remains a Mystery

Last January, France's Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN) detection stations began detecting the presence of radioactive iodine-131 in the air across Europe. While the concentrations of the radioactive substance are still well within accepted safety limits, its source remains a mystery, despite numerous investigations...
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Life Created From 4 Bottles of Chemicals

A scientist has built a living bacterium from four bottles of chemicals. Biologist Craig Venter took the natural bacterium Mycoplasma genitalium and replaced its genetic structure with DNA they created from the chemicals.

The Daily Mail quotes Venter as saying, "We consider this the second in significant steps of a three-step...
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Pool Problems

We all know that exercise is important, but swimming in a chemically-treated pool may lead to asthma and even bladder cancer. This could be serious, since there are over 400 million swimmers in these pools in the US every year, and negative outcomes can...
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Your Clothes Dryer is KILLING You

It seems like EVERYTHING is dangerous these days--but dryer vents? It turns out that the scented air wafting from household laundry vents, due to scented detergent or dryer sheets, can be hazardous. Some of these...
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Shampoo Danger

An ingredient found in many shampoos and other personal care products appears to interfere with normal brain development in baby mice when applied to the skin of their pregnant mothers, so it might be a bad idea for pregnant PEOPLE to use it as well.

Researchers have discovered that Diethanolamine (DEA) was applied to the skin of...

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