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Experts clash on Fukushima radiation effects | Japan

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11 March 2011, the Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima was badly wrecked in a series of meltdowns and explosions that severely damaged three reactors and one spent-fuel pool.<p>The accident released enormous quantities of radionuclides …

UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

Blue Eyes Are More Common Than Any Other Colour in Britain

Scientists believe it is because Brits find the eye colour so attractive<p>Blue eyes are now more common in Britain than any other colour, scientists …

How DNA Scissors Can Perform Surgery Directly On Your Genes

These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.<p>Jay Johnson’s DNA was cut into pieces. Tiny molecular scissors chopped it into slices the cell couldn’t readily repair. The cell did its best at a speedy patch-up job, but the gene was left effectively useless. As the battered …

Finally, Really, You're Invited to Help Name Distant Planets

It's a new policy for the International Astronomical Union.<p>The world known officially as PSR B1620-26 b orbits a binary star system about 12,000 light-years away. With an estimated age of 12.7 billion years, PSR B1620-26 b is considered one of the oldest planets in the universe, more than twice as …

Cambridge Alum Reveals The Insane Competitiveness Of Students There

I attended Cambridge between 2002 and 2005, reading law at Downing College. It was very much one of the most character-defining periods of my life, but in terms of enjoyment, those three years were the worst three years I have lived.<p>From day one, I found life to be pretty tough. The first thing …

Where Life Is: The Search for a Planet Like Ours

The hunt for Earth-like planets is hampered by funding issues, but scientists still believe.<p>Residents of the Pacific Northwest sometimes refer to the region as “God’s Country,” not for the ceaseless rain that soaks the land from October until May, but for those few glorious summer months when the …

The King and His Jester: Religion and Its Acceptable Transgressions

Religion, in its various forms, offers up a constellation of acceptable beliefs and practices that tell us how to think and behave. A denomination, for instance, will offer us a set of dogmas, doctrines and rituals that, to a greater or lesser extent, let us know how to interact with the world. …

Legislators Are Trying To Ban A Dangerous New Painkiller Approved By The FDA

Massachusetts is the first state that has succeeded in blocking sales of new pain pill Zohydro, and legislators in Congress are trying to revoke the FDA's approval of the drug.<p>Last month, Gov. Deval Patrick declared a public health emergency in light of a recent spate of opiate overdoses in the …

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British Drugmaker Funds Research On Chronic Disease In Africa

One of the world's largest drugmakers says it will invest more than $200 million in Africa over the next five years in a push for better treatment of noncommunicable diseases there.<p>GlaxoSmithKline said the funding would be focused on sub-Saharan Africa, where the company already employs about 1,500 …

Thousands of lives put at risk by clinical trials system that is 'not fit for purpose'

A major outbreak of infectious disease could sweep through the country and leave thousands dead or ill because hospitals cannot test life-saving treatments quickly enough, senior doctors have told the Guardian.<p>Profound delays in the approvals process for clinical trials mean doctors face months of …

Unease grows among U.S. doctors over Indian drug quality | Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Some U.S. doctors are becoming concerned about the quality of generic drugs supplied by Indian manufacturers following a flurry of recalls and import bans by the Food and Drug Administration.<p>A Ranbaxy office building is pictured in the northern Indian city of Mohali …

Who Was Carl Sagan?

The famed scientist, and celebrity, had a lot more going on than just hosting a television series.<p>It was almost like a dispatch from another planet: the invitation to the young astronomer to leave Brooklyn and visit the lakes and gorges of upstate New York.<p>"A letter shows up in my mailbox from Carl …

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

It's hard to know where to start with Ray Kurzweil. With the fact that he takes 150 pills a day and is intravenously injected on a weekly basis with a dizzying list of vitamins, dietary supplements, and substances that sound about as scientifically effective as face cream: coenzyme Q10, …

Matters of the heart and wallet: a Valentine's Day fact sheet

Valentine's day: all about the Benjamins<p>Amount Americans are expected to spend on Valentine's Day this year: $17.3bn<p>Average amount spent per person: $133.91<p>What are they buying?<p>48.7% are buying candy<br>• 37.3% are buying flowers<br>• 51.2% are buying greeting cards<br>• 19% are buying jewelry<br>• 37% are going …