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Just the Facts:  Radiation, Cell Phones, Wi-Fi, and Cancer.

Just the Facts: Radiation, Cell Phones, Wi-Fi, and Cancer.

Relatively Interesting October 11, 2016 0

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are just about everywhere as our society becomes more and more technological.  Sources of EMF include WiFi, lighting, microwaves, radio, television, cell phones, among many.  Increasingly, there are a number of

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The 5 most common misunderstandings about evolution

The 5 most common misunderstandings about evolution

Relatively Interesting February 18, 2016 1

Paula Kover, University of Bath Given its huge success in describing the natural world for the past 150 years, the theory of evolution is remarkably misunderstood. In a recent episode of the Australian series

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How Crops Are Genetically Modified and What Fruits and Vegetables looked like prior to domestication

How Crops Are Genetically Modified and What Fruits and Vegetables looked like prior to domestication

Relatively Interesting February 4, 2016 5

The image above illustrates the type of propaganda that is commonly shared on the Internet about GMOs.  Images like those are often shared without the “sharer” taking the time to understand what “genetically modified”

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Here’s how you can use Lego to convince someone they should be an organ donor

Here’s how you can use Lego to convince someone they should be an organ donor

Relatively Interesting January 29, 2016 1

Question:  “When you take apart a Lego house and mix the pieces into the bin, where does the house go?” Answer?  “It’s in the bin.” Answer:  “No, those are just pieces.  They could become

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Feeling a little backed up?  Here’s a list of foods that’ll help you go #2.

Feeling a little backed up? Here’s a list of foods that’ll help you go #2.

Relatively Interesting January 25, 2016 0

Feeling a little backed up?  You’re not alone.  Roughly 42 million Americans suffer from constipation, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.  Constipation can be caused by a multitude

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What happens to your body after you die? [WARNING:  Graphic Content]

What happens to your body after you die? [WARNING: Graphic Content]

Relatively Interesting January 6, 2016 2

In the end, we all die.  Depending on how we die will dictate what happens to our bodies afterwards.  In any case, it’s not pretty…  but studying the decomposition of bodies provides valuable data which

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Is this footage of an ocean dwelling alien?  No.  But it’s still creepy as hell.

Is this footage of an ocean dwelling alien? No. But it’s still creepy as hell.

Relatively Interesting October 3, 2015 1

More than a mile underwater in the Gulf of Mexico, a remote controlled submersible camera captured footage of one of Earth’s creepiest creatures… an alien like being, with very long “arms” and “elbows”.  And

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How to build a human (animated GIF)

How to build a human (animated GIF)

Relatively Interesting September 7, 2015 0

Discovered on the website Tabletop Whale (known for their imaginative science infographics) and created by Eleanor Lutz, this stunning animated GIF demonstrates a human’s embryo and fetus development from fertilization to birth.  Each point on

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A Rational Look at GMOs:  Facts, Fiction, and Fear Mongering

A Rational Look at GMOs: Facts, Fiction, and Fear Mongering

Relatively Interesting September 1, 2015 3

Whilst researching this topic it soon became apparent that: ‘Genetically Modified Organisms’ (just call me GMO) is a huge and diverse field to tackle in a short article. For a comprehension exposition, not only

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Cloning in Pop Culture – What’s the Reality?

Cloning in Pop Culture – What’s the Reality?

Relatively Interesting July 21, 2015 0

“Our experiences have told us that, with a little work, we humans can clone just about anything we want, from frogs to sheep—and probably even ourselves.” Not true. According to the Genetic Science Learning

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