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Air pollution and Alzheimer's disease

Air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease

More people are driving in traffic every day and breathing in toxins from all the automobiles traveling the same road at the same time.  The air around this traffic is filled with millions of tiny particles of magnetite (iron oxide) ...
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Acknowledging Beijing’s Pollution

The smog which suffocates Beijing has gotten so bad that the Chinese media has concluded that something must be done. Poor visibility has led to canceled flights and highway closings. The level of particulates in the air topped 35 times ...
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Why is Earth Missing a Huge Part of its Crust?

Why is Earth Missing a Huge Part of its Crust?

When the earth was totally covered in ice it is believed that a thief called Snowball Earth took away the crust.  Geo scientists believe that when the earth was covered in ice the glaciers while traveling eroded the layer of ...
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Pollution’s links to autism

A new study has found the strongest link yet between air pollution and autism, which experts now say affects one in 50 U.S. schoolchildren. Pregnant women who lived in areas with high levels of diesel exhaust and airborne mercury were ...
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Ancient Mayan Pyramids Bulldozed

Nohmul, Belize A Belizean construction company has bulldozed one of the country’s largest ancient Mayan pyramids. The 2,300-year-old Nohmul mound was dug out and crushed into gravel for use in road building. “It’s like being punched in the stomach, it’s ...
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Korea’s Deadly Fixation On Plastic Surgery

A fixation on plastic surgery is slaughtering Koreans, said the Chosun Ilbo. "There is presumably no other nation where plastic specialists place advertisements on the sides of buses," with before and after after the photos enticing individuals to extend their ...
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Three Unavoidable Health Hazards

Worrying about everyday problems will shorten your life. A British study found that people who reported feeling even mild anxiety—the sort that distracted them, depleted their self-confidence, or occasionally kept them awake at night were 16 percent more likely to ...
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Heavy drinking and binge drinking rise sharply in US counties

As rates of any drinking remained largely unchanged, binge drinking and heavy drinking have increased at the county level, influenced mainly by higher rates of drinking among women SEATTLE – Today, Americans are more likely to be heavy drinkers and ...
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Mystery looms over loud booms

Clintonville, Wis. A series of underground booms and explosions rattled the nerves of residents in this small city this week, sending police and public officials searching for a cause. Resident Al Miller likened the sounds to “a heavy-duty thunderstorm,” while ...
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Lightning Blamed for Reindeer Death

Lightning Blamed for Reindeer Death

It’s not unusual to find animals that have been killed from lightning strikes, but climate change is making it worse.  They found an entire herd of over 300 reindeer that were killed by a lightning strike in Norway.  In the ...
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