Science & Technology

​Fukushima radiation detected 100 miles off California coast

Fukushima radiation

Scientists have found traces of leaked radiation from Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident off the coast of California. Radiation experts, though, say the levels are harmless. Trace amounts of isotopes linked to Fukushima radiation were detected about 100 miles (160km) west of Eureka, a city in northern California, the Woods …

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NIH study confirms: pesticides cause clinical depression

Pesticides

Seven pesticides, including some that are very common, are triggering clinical depression among US farmers, a 20-year study released by the US National Institutes of Health has indicated. The study by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) found that farmers who used organochlorines – one of two categories of the seven pesticides …

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Life after death confirmed in scientific study

NDE life after death consciousness

Editor’s note: having personally drank ayahuasca, smoked DMT, met with legitimate mediums there seems to be a clear correlation with this, mystical experiences, deep meditation and NDEs (Near Death Experiences) people encounter. More scientific investigation is needed and is thankfully being carried out on NDEs, however more research is needed on natural occurring substances …

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Scientists create brain decoder able to read your inner thoughts

Decoder brain

As you read this, your neurons are firing – that brain activity can now be decoded to reveal the silent words in your head. Talking to yourself used to be a strictly private pastime. That’s no longer the case – researchers have eavesdropped on our internal monologue for the first …

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Paralysed man walks again after pioneering cell transplant

Darek Fidyka cell transplant

A man who was completely paralysed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries. Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the nose of Darek Fidyka, a Bulgarian man who was injured four …

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Air pollution in China reaches hazardous levels

China Beijing pollution smog

Beijing raised its pollution alert from yellow to orange, the second highest, Friday as pollution levels reached 20 times recommended limits. By 4pm Friday the Air Quality index in Beijing reached 470, with anything over 300 considered severe pollution, while in neighboring Hebei province Dangerous PM2.5 particles climbed above 500 …

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Sub-atomic particle observed as both matter & antimatter

particle matter antimatter

After 80 years of painstaking experimentation, scientists have directly observed a sub-atomic particle that is its own antiparticle. The breakthrough promises a leap forward in quantum computing and potentially shows the path to finding dark matter. The particles are called the Majorana fermions, after the Italian scientist who proposed their …

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Apple: iPhone 6 profit margin a rip-off 69%

Apple iPhone 6

The iPhone 6 costs Apple between $200 and $247 to build, giving the company a profit margin of 69% for the entry-level model, according to a teardown analysis. The teardown, executed by research firm IHS and shared with Re/code, is based on an analysis of the parts used in each model and an estimate of …

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Solar to be world’s top electricity source by 2050 – IEA

solar photovoltaic panels

Solar power may become the dominant source of electricity by 2050 as generation equipment becomes cheaper, according to a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). Solar power enhances energy diversity and hedges against price volatility of fossil fuels, thus stabilizing the costs of electricity generation in the long-term, says …

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