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CSA’s Disease-Detecting Microflow is a Real-Life Star Trek Medical Tricorder

CSA’s Disease-Detecting Microflow is a Real-Life Star Trek Medical Tricorder

Anyone who's ever seen an episode of Star Trek knows that when a crew member is ill, Dr. McCoy is able to use his medical tricorder to scan the patient and diagnose diseases or collect bodily information.

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US Announces Agent Orange Clean-Up in Vietnam After 40 Years

US Announces Agent Orange Clean-Up in Vietnam After 40 Years

Nearly 40 years after the Vietnam War, the U.S. launched a project to clean up toxic residues of Agent Orange -- one of the many herbicides used by the U.S. military during the war was proven to contain

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Johnson & Johnson To Remove All ‘Chemicals of Concern’ From Its Products By 2015

Johnson & Johnson To Remove All ‘Chemicals of Concern’ From Its Products By 2015

Bath and baby care giant Johnson & Johnson has announced plans to remove all potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals from its toiletries and cosmetic products worldwide within three

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Mutant Butterflies Found in Japan After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Mutant Butterflies Found in Japan After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

It's been well over a year since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. During early stages of the fallout, Japanese officials insisted that

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Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

CFL bulb photo from Shutterstock A study by the State University of New York at Stony Brook revealed that manufacturing flaws in some compact fluorescent bulbs can lead to potential UV exposure.

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Harvard Study Find Strong Summer Storms Could Damage Ozone Layer Over US

Harvard Study Find Strong Summer Storms Could Damage Ozone Layer Over US

Cyclone Photo from Shutterstock Even though large areas of the US are experiencing extreme drought conditions, aggressive summer thunderstorms have also swept across parts of the nation - and according

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USGBC’s LEED v4 Plays High Stakes With Industry Special Interests

USGBC’s LEED v4 Plays High Stakes With Industry Special Interests

With a flurry of controversial discussions surrounding the 4th installment of LEED (formally known as LEED 2012), the USGBC has found themselves on a collision course with powerful construction

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Tooth Fillings with BPA Linked to Behavior Issues in Children

Tooth Fillings with BPA Linked to Behavior Issues in Children

Preschool boy on dental prevention examination via Shutterstock Yet another health problem has been linked to the use of Bisphenol A (BPA) -- this time, it's cavity fillings. A new study from

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Protests Rock Japan As Nuclear Power Restarts

Protests Rock Japan As Nuclear Power Restarts

Japan’s status as a nuclear-free nation was short-lived. Just two months after officials shuttered the country's final nuclear power plant, it has now restarted two reactors amid concerns about energy

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Starbucks Swaps Crushed Parasitic Beetle Food Coloring for Tomat-O-Red Dye in Strawberry Drinks

Starbucks Swaps Crushed Parasitic Beetle Food Coloring for Tomat-O-Red Dye in Strawberry Drinks

We were recently shocked to learn that Starbucks' strawberry drinks are colored with 'carmine' - a dye made from crushed parasitic beetles. Those of us on an insect-free diet can now breathe a sigh of

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NRDC Report Exposes the Millions Spent By Utility Companies Fighting EPA Clean Air Regulations

NRDC Report Exposes the Millions Spent By Utility Companies Fighting EPA Clean Air Regulations

Coal Plant Emitting Pollution Photo from Shutterstock As part of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency has implemented rules that has forced coal and gas companies to either close down

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Zaha Hadid Awarded Title of Dame for Her Work in Architecture

Zaha Hadid Awarded Title of Dame for Her Work in Architecture

Zaha Hadid was just awarded the title of “Dame” for her services in architecture. The honor and new title (officially Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) were given as part of

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Japanese Mayor Announces Plans to Restart Two Nuclear Reactors

Japanese Mayor Announces Plans to Restart Two Nuclear Reactors

Nuclear Power Station image from Shutterstock Despite shutting down all their nuclear plants last month in the wake of the Fukushima disaster, Japan has hinted that its relationship with nuclear

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Germany Sets New Solar Record By Meeting Nearly Half of Country’s Weekend Power Demand

Germany Sets New Solar Record By Meeting Nearly Half of Country’s Weekend Power Demand

Germany fed a whopping 22 gigawatts of solar power per hour into the national grid last weekend, setting a new record by meeting nearly half of the country's weekend power demand. After the Fukushima

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New Report Unveils the Impact of Fukushima Radiation on Marine Life

New Report Unveils the Impact of Fukushima Radiation on Marine Life

According to a new report published in the highly-respected journal PNAS, the levels of radiation caused by the Fukushima nuclear disaster and experienced by marine organisms throughout the food chain

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US Doctors Use Tiny Snakebots In Surgical Procedures

US Doctors Use Tiny Snakebots In Surgical Procedures

Doctors from New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center are using tiny, tool-laden snakebots in surgical procedures in order to help identify diseases and perform operations.

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Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

Art of Board: Retired Skateboards Recycled into Rad Wall Tiles

This isn't the first time we laid eyes on Art of Board - we covered them at ICFF 2011 - but it's interesting to see that the frenzy we saw last year hasn't died down a bit. We can't say that we're

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In Vino Vitae: Unique Heart-Shaped Wine Rack is Made of Reused Plumbing Fittings

In Vino Vitae: Unique Heart-Shaped Wine Rack is Made of Reused Plumbing Fittings

Axel Yberg builds functional art from reclaimed plumbing fittings and his latest work is this extraordinary heart-shaped wine rack commissioned for cancer survivor Erin Zammett Ruddy. Called In Vino

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Eyeless Shrimp and Deformed Crabs a Serious Problem 2 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

Eyeless Shrimp and Deformed Crabs a Serious Problem 2 Years After Gulf Oil Spill

Two years ago today, the catastrophic blowout at BP's Deepwater Horizon oil platform began to spill what would ultimately amount to 5 million gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, and now fisherman are

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Updated Cornell Study Shows Fracking Causes More Global Warming Than Coal

Updated Cornell Study Shows Fracking Causes More Global Warming Than Coal

Hydraulic fracking is getting a pretty bad reputation for its potential to pollute water, cause cancer, and trigger earthquakes -- need we go on? But a new study from Cornell reports that the natural gas

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Even Tiny Doses of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Like BPA Can Cause Big Health Problems

Even Tiny Doses of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals Like BPA Can Cause Big Health Problems

We've known for decades that exposure to certain hormone-disrupting chemicals are dangerous to humans and other creatures, and that they can cause cancer, infertility, obesity and other diseases. But some

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Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

Study Shows Air Emissions from Fracking Sites Contain Carcinogens and Other Harmful Chemicals

When hydraulic fracturing (or fracking - the technique of extracting natural gas from rocks) was thrust into the public consciousness with the release of the 2010 film Gasland, most of the conversation

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New Study Reveals Any Amount of Red Meat Increases Your Risk of Premature Death

New Study Reveals Any Amount of Red Meat Increases Your Risk of Premature Death

Livestock production is one of the leading contributors to climate change -- some studies have shown that it produces more greenhouse gases than driving cars -- but have you considered the affect that red

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Coal Accounts for Less than 40% of U.S. Electricity Production in 2011, Lowest Level in Over 30 years

Coal Accounts for Less than 40% of U.S. Electricity Production in 2011, Lowest Level in Over 30 years

The Energy Information Administration has released data to show that in 2011, coal power made up less than 40% of all U.S. electricity. As coal-fueled electric dropped to 30 year lows last year, the

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Breaking News: Campbell’s Soup Pledges to Phase Out Cans Lined With BPA

Breaking News: Campbell’s Soup Pledges to Phase Out Cans Lined With BPA

Have you been avoiding Campbell's Soup ever since you heard the reports of higher than average bisphenol A (BPA) last year?  You might want to reconsider your stance, since the iconic soup company has

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‘Mountain Band-Aid’ Transforms Strip-Mined Mountainside Into a Vertical Eco Village

‘Mountain Band-Aid’ Transforms Strip-Mined Mountainside Into a Vertical Eco Village

Mountain Band-Aid is a plan for a sustainable city designed to help mitigate mining damage in southern China while providing a place for local inhabitants to repopulate the countryside. From a distance,

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New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the List

New Study Ranks the Least Toxic Cars, Honda Civic Tops the List

Many car buyers love that “new car smell” that comes with their brand new rides, but the chemicals that give off that “pleasant” scent are actually quite toxic. According to a new

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CASE and SOM’s AMPS Living Green Wall Promises to Reduce Air Pollution and Energy Costs

CASE and SOM’s AMPS Living Green Wall Promises to Reduce Air Pollution and Energy Costs

The modular wall system provides habitat for multiple types of plants including English Ivy, Boston Ferns and dieffenbachia, which are all fed water and nutrients through a hydroponic system. The key to

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Study Finds That Twitter May Be More Addictive Than Alcohol or Cigarettes

Study Finds That Twitter May Be More Addictive Than Alcohol or Cigarettes

Addicts of today aren’t turning to cigarettes or alcohol -- instead, they turn to Twitter. A new study by Wilhelm Hoffman of Chicago University’s Booth Business School has found that checking email

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure Apologizes to Planned Parenthood

Susan G. Komen for the Cure Apologizes to Planned Parenthood

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation apologized yesterday for cutting of funding to Planned Parenthood, promising to continue funding the group. On Tuesday, Susan G. Komen cut of funding for about

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