Archive for November, 2012

Cancer-Causing Flame Retardants Remain in Homes Years After Being Banned

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Flame retardant chemicals, which are designed to slow household fires from burning through homes, have been found in worrisome quantities in US homes, long after some of these were banned because of suspected links to cancer and other conditions.

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Prolific Changes in the Human Genome in the Past 5,000 Years

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Human populations have grown exponentially in the past 5,000 years, and new genetic mutations arise in each new generation. Humans have a vast abundance of rare genetic variants in the protein-encoding sections of the genome. A new study tries to clarify when many of these rare variants arose.

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Smoking Rots the Brain & Lowers Cognitive Performance

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A new study from researchers at King’s College in London indicates that smoking rots the brain by damaging memory, learning, and reasoning.

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New Nuclear Engine Will Allow Deep Space Exploration

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Researchers at NASA’s Glenn Research Center and Los Alamos National Laboratory have tested a small prototype of a nuclear-reactor engine design, which could power deep space exploration probes.

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i.am not.sosho ab.out will.i.am’s foto.sosho i.phone ac.ces.sor.ies

Last week, entertainer will.i.am talked about his upcoming iPhone camera attachment that would boost the phone’s resolution up to 14MP. The announcement is now official, and here’s a look at how you can make your iPhone into a more more formidable camera. It looks kind of bulky and gaudy, but the iPhone 5 version does increase the camera’s resolution as promised.

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n-Sert iPhone Case Offers Swappable Backs

Over the years, I’ve managed to accumulate about 7 or 8 iPhone cases. Some are broken, some are cheap knock-offs and a couple are quite nice. That being said, I’ve always have liked the style of wood cases for my gadgets. There’s something about the juxtaposition of high-tech with sustainable materials. In this case, we don’t have an actual wood case, but a woodgrain design that looks pretty real.

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SPUN City News Urban Guide App Help You Find the Best Stuff in Town

Remember when you used to need a map or city guide in order to find what was best when you visited family or friends, or just moved to a new place? That’s so old school. The free SPUN app makes this all a thing of the past thanks to its geo-targeted “what’s happening” app.

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