articles tagged: radiation
should we stop worrying and learn to irradiate public spaces?
# health

should we stop worrying and learn to irradiate public spaces?

An 80 year old method of sterilizing surfaces with radiation without harming humans or animals might be the key to controlling flu pandemics. But it using it could come with a catch...

fear, loathing, cell phones, and denial
# tech

fear, loathing, cell phones, and denial

More than 200 scientists with over 2,000 studies claim that cell phones cause cancer. Well, depending on your definition of "cause cancer." And "scientist." And "study."

how to shield yourself in a vacuum, sci-fi style
# science

how to shield yourself in a vacuum, sci-fi style

For an instant spacesuit, just add plasma or electrons. But don't stay in it for too long...

cold? what cold? it’s the uv rays that’ll kill you
# space

cold? what cold? it’s the uv rays that’ll kill you

Mars isn't a hostile desert because its cold and has a barely-there atmosphere. It's because killer UV rays are constantly sterilizing its surface.

homeopathic physics abuse, take two
# health

homeopathic physics abuse, take two

It really seems homeopaths don't understand basic middle school physics and are hoping you don't either in the asinine pitches for their snake oil.

your tanning bed is plotting your demise
# health

your tanning bed is plotting your demise

Cell phones might not give you cancer, but tanning beds absolutely can and we have proof.