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Harry Potter Invisibility Cloak Becoming A Reality!

Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TrueScience!

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A team of researchers at Duke University have made a small cylinder invisible to microwave radiation.

This is far away from cloaking a person, but still pretty significant.

What they did was create a

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Dental X-Rays Linked To Common Brain Tumor

Filed under: HealthScience!Scary!

Dental X Ray Tumor

Great. Juuuuuust great!

It sounds like this new study is saying that people who may have had a certain kind (or kinds) of dental x-rays could be at a larger risk for meningioma.

What's meningioma?

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Scary! Huge Sunspot Could Mean Solar Storms For Earth!

Filed under: Tech TalkScience!Scary!

Sun Spot OMG

It DOES seem like every time someone flips out over how major a solar flare is, or anything else to do with the sun for that matter, it ends up not really being bad at all.

But when we hear how HUGE this sunspot is that's forming on the sun's surface… we tend to not take it so lightly!

The spot has a diameter of 60,000 miles and is many times that of the Earth's which is just under 8,000 miles across. It's even possible to view with home telescopes.

Don't do that, though, unless your 'scope is fitted with sun filters to prevent permanent eye damage. Duh!

A huge solar flare is being predicted because of the spot — one that will have a burst of radiation travelling at up to 5million mph right towards us.

Unfortunately something like that could cause magnetic storms, which could disrupt satellites and electricity grids.

There's also no specific timeline for this to occur. During the next two years, though, they're expecting the number of sunspots visible on the sun to reach a maximum!

Space is cray!

[Image via NASA.]

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Mothers' Breast Milk In Japan To Be Tested For Radiation

Filed under: Sad SadHealthPerezcious Parenting

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The breast milk of about 10,000 mothers living in Fukushima Prefecture, home to the debilitated Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, will be tested for radioactive contimation.

Details have yet to be finalized, but officials are working out a plan to obtain the breast milk samples from new mothers in the region. The cost will is said to be about ¥50,000 per person.

Last May and June, just months after the Japanese earthquake an tsunami, traces of radioactive cesium in the breast milk of 7 in 21 mothers were found.

So, so sad! Japanese is still dealing with such life-threatening effects of the disaster that occurred in March 2011.

Here's hoping that the government finds a way to help these mothers and their newborns.

[Image via AP Images.]

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Giuliana Rancic Returns To Work

Filed under: TV NewsHealthCancerSurgery

Giuliana Rancic back at work

Yay! So glad to hear it!

After undergoing double lumpectomy surgery last Wednesday, E! News host Giuliana Rancic is back at work.

In a statement to, none other than E! News, she said:

"I'm so thrilled to get back to work and return to my E! family today. I still have a long road ahead, but thanks to everyone's overwhelming love, support and prayers, it will be an easier journey."

According to her husband, Bill Rancic, Giuliana will begin radiation treatment in a month or "after she heals and has her strength back."

We're sure both E! and her fans are happy to have her back on the air!

[Image via WENN.]

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If You Want To Tan And You're Under 18 In Cali, You're Out Of Luck

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Tanning Bed Ban Under 18

We said they were considering it. Now it's done.

If you're under 18 in California, you can

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Sprinkles The Koala Gets Radiation To Treat Excessive Drooling

Filed under: Awwwww

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Poor little thing! She looks so precious with that little pink bandage though.

Sprinkles the koala has a several drooling problem that leaves her skin wet, which later results in bacteria and inflammation of the skin.

Doctors say that the rare disease, called sialosis, had become a "real problem for her" in that it causes skin diseases while also stopping her from eating normally.

Their last resort was to use radiation to stop her excessive drooling. Dr. Rod Straw says:

"The side-effects for the short-term are virtually zero. What we don't know are the late effects. What we hope is that she does have a rapid improvement, that she'll grow and breed and go back to the environment.

This treatment is very important for Sprinkles. Even though she is an otherwise very healthy little girl, she would not survive in the wild with this sort of condition."

This just breaks our hearts! We're really rooting for you, Sprinkles. Get better, you sweet little thing.

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