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WHO’s 12-Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk

Oct 20, 14 WHO’s 12-Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

Last week saw the publication of the latest European Code Against Cancer (ECAC), listing 12 ways to boost healthier lifestyles and reduce cancer risk. After two years of work involving scientists and cancer specialists throughout Europe, this report incorporates the latest in cancer research and the best scientific research available. Here at redOrbit, we believe that this guidance is too important to be buried in yesterday’s news and we will be running an in-depth series on the main findings and recommendations of the IARC report.

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A Pocket-Sized Cloaking Device For Online Anonymity

Oct 20, 14 A Pocket-Sized Cloaking Device For Online Anonymity

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

A Kickstarter project is aiming to help Internet users to remain anonymous with a small, pocket-sized device; and it looks set to be successful in those aims given that with weeks still to go in the funding window it has already raised over half a million dollars, well above the goal of $7,500.

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Ontario Man Sets Sights High With World’s First Hemp Plane

Oct 20, 14 Ontario Man Sets Sights High With World’s First Hemp Plane

Posted by in Science, WTF???

Derek Kesek plans to be flying high in the world’s first hemp plane next year. At first, people laughed when the Burlington, Ont., former organic restaurant owner said he was going to build a plane made out of hemp. “Can you smoke it, too?” they jibed. “But, they’re not laughing at me now,” the environmental activist told the Star this week.

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Why Certain Men Should Be Sitting Down To Pee

Oct 19, 14 Why Certain Men Should Be Sitting Down To Pee

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Forget how it might bruise your ego; if sitting down on the toilet improves your ability to urinate comfortably because you suffer from a prostate condition, such as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), there’s no shame in the act. A new study in PLOS ONE finds that while sitting down, men who suffer from LUTS are able to urinate faster, with greater force, and leave less urine behind in their bladders.

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American States And Male Immaturity

Oct 19, 14 American States And Male Immaturity

Posted by in An English Angle, Science

Some men mature like beautifully aged top Bordeaux wine. Others, I have to say, age more like cheese and certainly don’t improve with the passing years. Some even seem to immature with age. But how do we define maturity? What makes a man “immature”? We can all take a stab at that one and come up with a million different answers.

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Your Beer May Be Making You Look Like A Slut

Oct 18, 14 Your Beer May Be Making You Look Like A Slut

Posted by in Science, WTF???

A typical girls' night out may include a couple of wine glasses, cocktails, and beers at the bar. And no matter a woman’s beverage of choice, simply sitting by her glass may send off the wrong signal. According to a recent study, women who simply sat next to a beer at the bar were perceived by both men and women as more flirtatious and more likely to consent to sex.

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It’s Pizza Time

Oct 18, 14 It’s Pizza Time

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

While I would be hesitant to call pizza the “ultimate food,” it's hard to deny that few things go over quite as well with large groups of people. There is a lot that goes into a pizza and why pizza is so amazing. As with everything, there is a science to how pizza is what it is and that science is chemistry and our friends over at Reactions have laid out for us just how that science works.

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Think Of Us As A Blood Bank, But For Poop

Oct 17, 14 Think Of Us As A Blood Bank, But For Poop

Posted by in Health, WTF???

An MIT postdoctoral associate has created a nonprofit that pays volunteers to provide doctors with stool samples. Mark Smith's nonprofit, OpenBiome, pays qualified individuals under 50 years old $40 a day for their bowel movements - and it's saving lives. "Think of us as a blood bank, but for poop," Mr. Smith told Boston.com on Wednesday.

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Battle For “Space Taxi” Contracts Gets Heated

Oct 17, 14 Battle For “Space Taxi” Contracts Gets Heated

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Space

The 65th International Astronautical Congress held in Toronto recently ended, but not without controversy. The September 29th to October 3rd event came in the aftermath of a mid-September announcement from NASA of the winners of funding from the space agency to develop “space taxis” to shuttle astronauts to the International Space Station.

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9 Weird Space And Science Truths

There is a lot that we do not yet know about our universe. We always strive to learn and understand all that we encounte,r but sometimes what we find out is not quite what we expected. Other times, it's just plain weird. Considering the approach of Halloween, let's embrace the weird for a bit and look at nine of the weirdest truths about our universe, our world and science.

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