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Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents …

World Health Organization

A Drug Might Heal Spinal Injuries By Sparking Nerve Growth

A scientist who chose to ignore the mainstream nearly 30 years ago has found a new way to regenerate nerves in the spinal cord, at least in animals. A drug that Jerry Silver, a professor of neuroscience at Case Western Reserve University, helped design a drug that has allowed paralyzed rats to …

Why Does Crying Make My Nose Run?

Short answer: It's flooded with tears<p>Every minute, a person generates about 1 or 2 microliters worth of tears. They are a mix of oil, mucus, and water, secreted from different glands and cells around the eye. Tears serve to keep the eyeball surface lubricated. When you blink, your lids work like …

Left-Handed? Prepare to Earn Less

When our son was born two years ago, my right-handed wife prayed he would be a lefty, because she believed lefties were disproportionately talented. …

Trains Could Use Lasers To Blast Leaves Off Track

Why rake ‘em when you can burn ‘em<p>Autumn: It’s a time for cool, breezy weather, pumpkin spice lattes, and the buildup of colorful tree leaves on the ground. While many enjoy the picturesque leafy exodus, there are some who don’t always look forward to the yearly ritual – notably railway …

Trains

Do E-Cigarettes Really Create 10 Times More Carcinogens Than Regular Cigarettes?

Probably not, but they could have their own unique dangers<p>"Study: E-cigarettes contain 10 times more carcinogens than cigarettes"<br>"E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times cancer-causing agents"<br>"E-cigarettes contain 10 times the carcinogens of regular tobacco – study"<p>The headlines above, which we saw …

Public Health

8 Ways You Can See Einstein's Theory of Relativity in Real Life

1 of 8<p>Profound implications<p>Relativity is one of the most famous scientific theories of the 20th century, but how well does it explain the things we …

Why HIV is evolving to be less deadly

We think of viruses as trying to hurt or kill us - but in fact they're just evolving to stay alive and reproduce, and sometimes that means letting us live<p>If <b>the news that HIV is evolving to become less deadly</b> is true, then that is both good news and, in a sense, not unexpected. We tend to think of …