On Friday, Feb. 22, Dreamland science reporter Linda Moulton Howe will be on Coast talking about the Stephenville, Texas UFO flap.

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The female quest for sexual orgasm has led to some strange research. Now scientists say they have finally found the first evidence of the existence of the elusive "G spot"–but only in some women. The G spot is supposed to control women’s ability to have orgasms. Italian researchers examined the vaginas of 20 women with ultrasound and found a thickened area of tissue in those who said they had vaginal orgasms. This area of thickness was absent in those who said they did not. A second way to have orgasms is through the clitoris, which is removed from young girls in some countries. Sigmund Freud, the father of psychotherapy, claimed that women have vaginal orgasms, but most researchers have dismissed this, saying that all female orgasms are due to stimulation of the clitoris.read more

There’s the kind of breathalyzer test we all dread, when we’re stopped by traffic cops for erratic driving. But now there’s ANOTHER kind of breathalyzer, that diagnoses diseases we may not realize we have.

Our breath can tell doctors things they want to know. BBC News quotes researcher Masood Yousef as saying, “For example, the odor of ‘pear drops’ and acetone in relation to diabetes, ammonia in relation to hepatitis, and dimethyl sulphide to cirrhosis. There are also certain compounds that seem to mark out particular types of cancer?Breath samples are much easier to collect than blood and urine, for the patient as much as for the person collecting the sample.”

For those of us who hate needles, this is good news.

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Just when we thought that cell phones were (almost) OK, another danger has been revealed.

Heavy cell phone use may be linked to an increased risk of cancer of the salivary gland, which is the disease that movie reviewer Roger Ebert has. A study of 500 people in Israel who developed that kind of cancer, where cell phones are used much more than in other parts of the world, shows that they all talked on cell phones for several hours a day.

BBC News quotes Israeli researcher Siegal Sadetzki as saying, “Compared to other studies, the amount of exposure to radio frequency radiation we saw here was much higher. If you like, you’re seeing what could happen elsewhere ‘speeded-up’ in Israel.”

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