Scientist Explains Why Mars is Red (and How it Could Happen On Earth, too)

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Mars is covered with a thin layer of radioactive substances including uranium, thorium and radioactive potassium.

Mars has not always been red. At least that is the theory proposed by a scientist who has discovered a reason as to how the red planet got its rosy color.

 

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Carlos Labs Uses Google Maps To Show Fallout From North Korean Nuke

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The red is a thermal radius.

North Korea’s aiming their test missile near Hawaii. The US military says they can protect the islands, and locals aren’t too worried, but if something happens, the thermal, shockwave and radioactive fallout will look something like this.

 

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Ultra-Dense Fuel Created That May Be The Ultimate Form Of Renewable Energy

Fuel Created That Is ‘More Dense Than The Core Of The Sun’

Ultra-dense deuterium is just as heavy as the sun’s core

It could be the perfect nuclear fuel. It generates energy via laser-enabled fusion. It has no radioactive byproducts. Has a group of Swedish researchers found the ultimate form of renewable energy for the 21st century?

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Pictures Reveal Shocking Effects Alcohol, Cigarettes and Caffeine Have On The Brain

Pictures Reveal Shocking Effects Alcohol, Cigarettes and Caffeine On The Brain

Caffeine is widely seen as relatively harmless – but these drastic images will make even habitual coffee drinkers rethink 

What exactly are you doing to your brain when you drink alcohol or coffee? If you think they can’t be doing much harm, the pictures after the jump may come as a shock. (Pics)

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Need Another Reason To Quit Smoking – Third Hand Smoke

Need Another Reason To Quit Smoking - Third Hand Smoke 

 

Need another reason to add “Quit Smoking” to your New Year’s resolutions list? How about the fact that even if you choose to smoke outside of your home or only smoke in your home when your children are not there – thinking that you’re keeping them away from second-hand smoke – you’re still exposing them to toxins? In the January issue of Pediatrics, researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and colleagues across the country describe how tobacco smoke contamination lingers even after a cigarette is extinguished – a phenomenon they define as “third-hand” smoke. Their study is the first to examine adult attitudes about the health risks to children of third-hand smoke and how those beliefs may relate to rules about smoking in their homes.

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Japan Space Elevator Association To Draw Up Timetable For Space Elevator

Japan Space Elevator Association To Draw Up Timetable For Space Elevator 

The idea of a space elevator made of ultra-strong carbon nanotubes has been talked about a lot over the past several years, but recently some research groups have begun to investigate the idea as a real possibility. Most recently, scientists from Japan have started an organization called the Japan Space Elevator Association, and they plan to host an international conference in November to draw up a timetable for the machine.

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