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Is it safe to microwave your food?

Some say cancer-causing chemicals can leak into packaging and into your food. osseous/Flickr, CC BY Click for a full size image   Is it safe to microwave your food? Today every kitchen would seem “under-equipped” without a microwave, with its ...

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Look for F-type stars in search of life

Look for F-type stars in search of life Scientists searching for habitable planets beyond Earth shouldn’t overlook F-type stars in favor of their more abundant, smaller and cooler cousins, according to new research from University of Texas at Arlington physicists. ...

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Big Bang’s Smoking Gun Found

Big Bang’s Smoking Gun Found by Irene Klotz For the first time, scientists have found direct evidence of the expansion of the universe, a previously theoretical event that took place a fraction of a second after the Big Bang explosion ...

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First water-based nuclear battery

Artist’s concept (stock illustration). Credit: © Alexandr Mitiuc / Fotolia First water-based nuclear battery can be used to generate electrical energy From cell phones to cars and flashlights, batteries play an important role in everyday life. Scientists and technology companies ...

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Why NASA studies the ultraviolet sun

Spacecraft record solar activity as a binary code, 1s and 0s, which computer programs can translate into black and white. Scientists colorize the images for realism, and then zoom in on areas of interest. Credit: NASA/Karen Fox Why NASA studies ...

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Chernobyl’s birds adapting to ionizing radiation

A hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes) from the Chernobyl exclusion zone. This is one of several species bird species that appears to have adapted to radioactive conditions inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Credit: Photo copyright T.A. Mousseau and A.P. Møller, 2011 Chernobyl’s ...

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If Prostate Cancer Was Not Treated

What Would Happen if Prostate Cancer Was Not Treated? Prostate cancer is easiest to treat while it is confined to the prostate. At this stage, surgery and radiation are most likely to be curative and completely kill or remove whatever ...

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What is a Quasar

  Perhaps one of the most perplexing mysteries in current astrophysics is the science behind Quasars. Quasars, or “quasi-stellar radio sources” are the brightest and most distant star-like objects in the known universe. In fact, they are so bright and ...

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Messier 78

 Messier 78 is a fine example of a reflection nebula. The ultraviolet radiation from the stars that illuminate it is not intense enough to ionise the gas to make it glow — its dust particles simply reflect the starlight that ...

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Planetary nebula NGC – 5189

Planetary nebulae represent the final brief stage in the life of a medium-sized star like our sun. While consuming the last of the fuel in its core, the dying star expels a large portion of its outer envelope. This material ...

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