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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin What are the risks of radiotherapy? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Gary Larson, Board Certified Radiation Oncologist, on Quora: There are multiple potential risks of Radiation Therapy
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Saturn’s rings are one of our solar system’s magnificent sights, but may be a relatively recent addition, according to data obtained from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft before the robotic explorer’s 2017 death plunge into the giant gas planet. FILE PHOTO: These Hubble Space Telescope images of Saturn, shown in this handout composite photo released
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GENEVA (Reuters) – A proposed 100-km particle accelerator under Geneva has joined an international quest to develop the successor to the Large Hadron Collider to help unlock humankind’s knowledge of matter. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiment during a media visit at the Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in
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design thinkingstoryblocks Over the past few years, design thinking has quickly gained momentum in the business world. Some of the world’s leading brands—the likes of Apple, Google, HBO, Samsung, World Bank, and General Electric—have embraced design thinking as a means of optimizing product innovation. At its core, design thinking is a methodology for creative problem
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OSLO (Reuters) – Almost 16,000 desalination plants worldwide produce bigger-than-expected flows of highly salty waste water and toxic chemicals that are damaging the environment, a U.N.-backed study said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Workers walk outside a desalination plant, south of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 2011. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed Desalination plants pump out 142 million cubic meters
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A flock of flying mosquitoes. Drunk blood and hungry mosquitoes. Silhouette, graphic image. Vector, isolated on white background Photo Credit: Getty Royalty-FreeGetty Royalty-Free In many parts of the U.S., the frigid month of January isn’t the time most people think about mosquitoes. However, with the U.S. government shutdown already the longest in U.S. history (as
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At the high temperatures achieved in the very young Universe, not only can particles and photons be spontaneously created, given enough energy, but also antiparticles and unstable particles as well, resulting in a primordial particle-and-antiparticle soup. Yet even with these conditions, only a few specific states, or particles, can emerge.Brookhaven National Laboratory What is our
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See no bad headlines, hear no bad headlines, speak no bad headlines.Free for commercial use, via Pixabay.com Ah, bad science headlines. We’ve all seen them. We all know them. They’re used to drive traffic and eyeballs to otherwise mundane stories and articles. We can’t really blame the journalists or the publishers – they need ad
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A view of the Brooks Range from Dalton Highway in Alaska, USA photo credit: GettyGetty In recent years, two fields with different approaches to understanding the past—genetics and archaeology—have been somewhat out of synch with each other in their models for the initial peopling of the Americas. Genetic evidence unambiguously shows that the first peoples
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Iridium LaunchASSOCIATED PRESS On Friday morning, SpaceX successfully made its first launch of 2019. Later Friday, though, the company also said that it will be laying off 10% of its approximately 6,000-strong workforce in order to become a “leaner company.” This year marks a pivotal time
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Our cognition is under attackMickey McManus and Neta Tamir By Marco Annunziata and Mickey McManus The rise of complexity and the fall of decision-making We have seen a dramatic increase in the amount of complexity that exists in the world. Mickey McManus’s book Trillions noted that as early as 2010, the semiconductor industry had reached the point
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Rocket launchSpacebuzz Last December, I published here on Forbes and subsequently on Kinder World an article on why — if we want to tackle today’s global challenges — we need to start thinking of planet Earth as a single entity, beyond the narrowness of national borders. Ruminating over these issues, I bumped into a freshly-launched Dutch organization called
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NASA’s first asteroid-sampling mission OSIRIS-REx has captured an incredible image of the Earth, the media reported. The image was captured on December 19, 2018, days before Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) went into orbit around Bennu on New Year’s Eve, the Daily Mail reported.  Bennu is the smallest ever celestial body to
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The National Hockey League team in Tampa Bay is called the Lightning for good reason. Central Florida has long been the lightning capital of the United States, and 2018 was no different (sort of). Vaisala recently issued its Annual Lightning Report, and not surprisingly, Florida had the highest mean cloud-to-ground (CG) lightning flashes per square mile
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Sunrise over an industrial factory. Source: Getty.Getty There is a striking disparity between Eastern and Western Europe- a revitalised Iron Curtain has emerged. Statistics show that Eastern European and Balkan countries suffer the highest air-pollution related deaths in Europe. Multiple efforts to map European pollution confirm the same thing: the former Yugoslavia and Eastern Bloc
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Genetic evidence has shown that despite its seemingly harsh conditions, bacteria on the International Space Station (ISS) are adapting to survive, and not turning into dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs, researchers said. The ISS houses thousands of different microbes which have travelled into space either on astronauts or in cargo.  With many space agencies gearing up to
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Artificial human heartsNovoheart For decades, pharmaceutical companies have used animal testing and clinical trials to determine the effectiveness and safety of new drug formulas. But these methods have proved to be costly, dangerous and highly inefficient. To fix this, global biotech firm Novoheart has developed the world’s first miniature beating human hearts using stem cells.
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Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Tsunami aftermath in Aceh, Indonesia, December 2004. Credit Wikipedia/AusAID CC BY 2.0.AusAID Geological evidence discovered in 2013 suggested that an earthquake along the Manila Trench caused a tsunami that inundated the coastal areas of China. Geological surveys done by Chinese geologist discovered large boulders on Dongdao,
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Falcon 9 Rocket LaunchGetty Why aren’t NASA and SpaceX collaborating? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by C Stuart Hardwick, Award-Winning Scifi Author, on Quora: Why aren’t NASA and SpaceX collaborating? Never ask “why” until you know “whether.”
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People hold placards to protest against claims made by speakers, discrediting theories of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, at the 106th Indian Science Congress in Kolkata, India, January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer MUMBAI (Reuters) – Indian scientists have protested about claims made at a local science conference that rubbish the work of some of the world’s
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