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Updated list of cancer risks to avoid

June 11, 2011

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United States health authorities have added eight commonly used substances to its official “Report on Carcinogens,” saying they may put people at increased risk of developing cancer. The industrial chemical formaldehyde and a botanical substance known as aristolochic acids are listed as “known human carcinogens” while six others, including certain inhalable glass wool fibers and […]

Will communicating with a 17-year-old sink a political career?

June 11, 2011

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Anthony Weiner’s bid to remain a US congressman may now depend on how the public and his peers deal with the ongoing flow of information about his online contacts. The latest news is that Mr. Weiner, under scrutiny after admitting sexually charged communications with several women, has also exchanged messages via Twitter with a 17-year-old […]

Formaldehyde Is Added to List of Carcinogens + (Aspartame Lupus claim)

June 11, 2011

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The government issued warnings on Friday about two materials used daily by millions of Americans, saying that one causes cancer and the other might. Government scientists listed formaldehyde as a carcinogen, and said it is found in worrisome quantities in plywood, particle board, mortuaries and hair salons. They also said that styrene, which is used […]

Satellite to map ocean salt levels launched

June 11, 2011

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The US space agency early yesterday launched a satellite to observe salt levels on the surface of the world’s oceans and measure how changes in salinity may be linked to the future climate. The $US400 million ($A380 million) Aquarius/SAC-D spacecraft, a partnership with Argentina, will aim to map the entire open ocean every seven days […]

Deadly Joplin tornado stirred up rare fungal infections

June 11, 2011

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In the aftermath of the Joplin tornado, some people who were injured in the storm developed a rare and sometimes fatal fungal infection that’s so aggressive, it turned their tissue black and caused mold to grow inside their wounds. Scientists say the unusually aggressive infection occurs when dirt or vegetation becomes embedded under the skin. […]

I.B.M. Researchers Create High-Speed Graphene Circuits

June 11, 2011

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An image of a completed integrated circuit made from graphene, with detail at top. I.B.M. researchers said Thursday that they had designed high-speed circuits from graphene, an ultra-thin material that has a host of promising applications, from high-bandwidth communication to a new generation of low-cost smartphone and television displays. The I.B.M. advance, which the researchers […]

What happened to Xenophilia.com?

June 11, 2011

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Xenophilia.com should be back by Tuesday, June 14, 2011. My 10 year hosting plan for Xenophilia.com expired. After shopping around, I found a better deal with a different ISP for another long period of time. Once I get everything set up, I’m going to try to move this entire blog back to that domain, where […]

Super 8, super great!

June 11, 2011

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I saw Super 8 tonight and loved it. Great story, great characters. Stay for the surprise at the end. I’ll definitely see this movie again. There was a very “Transformers” feel to some of the film, but the alien was original looking. Why are all aliens in movies huge? I’d like to see an alien […]