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January 26, 2015

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5:04 PM | New Effective Radiation Sickness Treatment
ByThe Toombst A new treatment against radiation poisoning! Researchers find a new effective new effective radiation sickness treatment , that works even when given days after radiation exposure. Recent nuclear accidents like that at Fukushima have highlighted the need for a way to treat radiation exposure after it occurs. Today there isn’t a treatment that can wind back the damage of radiation. Today the only treatments available mitigate further damage from radiation. Lysophosphatidic […]

January 23, 2015

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8:00 PM | Mystery Galactic Bubble Traveling at Breakneck Speed
Giant bubbles of gas that erupted from the core of the Milky Way galaxy millions of years ago are expanding out into space at mind-blowing speeds, according to new observations that may help reveal how the strange balloon-like lobes formed.

January 20, 2015

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1:00 PM | No, Wi-Fi exposure is not killing your kids
Last week a blog post at Forbes on Wi-Fi devices went viral. That post, by fellow Forbes contributor Robert Szczerba, claimed that Wi-Fi exposures from cell phones, iPads, microwave ovens, and other mobile devices are "more dangerous to kids than previously thought."Szczerba claimed that Wi-Fi devices might be causing cancer, especially in children." It was illustrated with a photo of a toddler playing with a tablet PC, possibly an iPad.Well, that got some attention.The problem is, it's all […]

January 07, 2015

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4:56 PM | Podcast: Isotopes
Radiation is most infamous for its harmful effects on living things, but when used properly, it can have some beneficial effects as well. Radioisotopes, radioactive versions of ordinary elements, can trace the paths of substances through complicated systems and diagnose and treat diseases like cancer. As Angela Creager highlighted in her book, Life Atomic and this week's podcast, much of today's radiation applications in medicine can themselves be traced back to the 1950s when the U.S. […]
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