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Your Sweat Could Soon Be A Window Into Your Health

Oct 30, 14 Your Sweat Could Soon Be A Window Into Your Health

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Sweat, the cooling system of your body, is made almost completely of water, with tiny amounts of other chemicals, including ammonia, urea, salts, and sugar. Remarkably, these chemicals along with the small molecules and peptides they contain can reveal what is going on inside your body. For this reason, scientists are trying to harness sweat through some form of wearable technology and turn it into a new way to measure and monitor your immediate health.

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Windowless Plane Already Demonized

Oct 30, 14 Windowless Plane Already Demonized

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Space

A UK company is working on technology that could allow planes to become windowless within 10 years, resulting not only in a different kind of passenger experience but in reduced airfares too. As with every new technological development, it seems, there is criticism.

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What Happens After Death?

Oh, October... the one time of year when everyone gets together, eats candy, and does not feel really awkward talking about things like death and decomposition. After all, it’s all in the spirit of Halloween. So, what happens to us after we die?

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WHO’s 12 Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk (Part 2)

Oct 28, 14 WHO’s 12 Point Guide To Reducing Your Cancer Risk (Part 2)

Posted by in An English Angle, Health

In this, the second part of our series on reducing cancer risk, we will look in more detail at the first two points in the European Code Against Cancer (ECAC). Before we do so, let’s just consider the scale of the problem for a moment. Tobacco is “the leading cause of preventable illness and death,” as well as being the world’s major cause of cancer.

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“Spider Killer” Scientist Defends Himself Against Online Wrath

Oct 28, 14 “Spider Killer” Scientist Defends Himself Against Online Wrath

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Science

Piotr Naskrecki found unexpected, and unwanted, fame when he wrote a blog about encountering the colossal South American Goliath birdeater spider in the rainforest of Guyana -- and killing it. He did not kill it out of fear, trapping it under the world’s largest glass, or for some sort of sport. Photographs and measurements simply will not do.

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Algae-Based Material Takes On Body Odor

Oct 27, 14 Algae-Based Material Takes On Body Odor

Posted by in Science, WTF???

It isn’t actually perspiration that causes that dank gym scent but rather the bacteria that thrive off sweat. Good news: A team of researchers has found a way to eliminate the growth of this smell-inducing bacteria using one of nature’s best antimicrobials, algae. Even better: They’ve created an algae-based material that can prevent both body odor and the bacteria that cause it.

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The World’s Worst Excuses For Calling Off Work

Oct 26, 14 The World’s Worst Excuses For Calling Off Work

Posted by in Health, WTF???

While taking time off work can be restful, relaxing, enjoyable or necessary, the actual act of calling a supervisor and telling them you can’t make it in that day because you’re sick, injured or have a doctor’s appointment is far from a pleasant activity – and, as it turns out, some people are better at it than others.

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The Great 2014 Beer Census Needs Me Now

Oct 25, 14 The Great 2014 Beer Census Needs Me Now

Posted by in An English Angle, Science, Technology

I never thought it would come to this, but right now I feel like packing up, abandoning my home country England, and following the millions of hopefuls who have made their way to America to live their dream. I am talking about working for a company called Next Glass that is currently touring America leaving no booze unturned in their admirable quest to buy up every bottle of beer and wine they can find.

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Weather Channel Co-Founder: ‘There Is No Climate Crisis’

Oct 25, 14 Weather Channel Co-Founder: ‘There Is No Climate Crisis’

Posted by in Science, WTF???

A leading meteorologist who co-founded the Weather Channel has issued an open letter slamming global warming science and arguing that man-made climate change is a myth created to push a political agenda.

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It’s Almost Halloween, Time For Sweet Treats

It’s that time of year again: the days are growing shorter, the nights longer, the weather is getting cooler, the leaves are changing color, and best of all, it’s getting close to Halloween. Halloween is one of the greatest of all holidays — in my opinion — as it is a wonderful time in which people can go out and...

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