September 01, 2014

12:30 PM | Do high voltage power lines cause cancer?
This could be a very short article. I could just write “no, power lines don’t cause cancer"—but that wouldn't explain why so many people believe otherwise. And it won’t help people who are thinking about buying a home that has power lines nearby. So let’s look at this question a bit more closely.For the past century or more, humans have been surrounding ourselves with an ever-growing array of electrical devices. All of these devices create electrical or magnetic […]

August 21, 2014

5:35 PM | Tepco fails to create ice wall to stem radioactive water flow
Originally posted on Japan Safety : Nuclear Energy Updates:” Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Tuesday it had failed in an attempt to create an ice wall in an underground tunnel to block the flow of highly radioactive water from a damaged reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station. Since last month, TEPCO has…

August 14, 2014

12:51 AM | How Ultraviolet Light Reveals All the Secrets Buried Just Below Your Skin (Video)
Ultraviolet or UV radiation is the radiation released by the sun. While the sun’s energy is obvious extremely important for our survival, the UV rays it emits can damage our skin over time. Examining your skin through an ultraviolet lens can reveal things you never knew were there (a lot of people have freckles they can’t […]

August 06, 2014

4:40 AM | The (Radioactive) Decay of Western Civilization: Nuclear Physics and the Safety of Nuclear Power
          Nuclear physics and radioactive decay are probably among the most misunderstood scientific topics by the general public.  People have been terrified of nuclear energy since the creation of the nuclear bomb, fear which has only been enhanced both by legitimate disasters such as Chernobyl and the Fukishima Power Plant along with a 60+ year history of films that exaggerate the dangers and misrepresent the science.  Nuclear power plants have a […]
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