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Is Another Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Brewing in Eastern Tennessee?

The nuclear disaster in Fukushima Japan rages on, with disaster recurring each day at the plant – according to a Japan Nuclear Expert. For the uninitiated, the nuclear reactors at Fukushima Japan was inundated by a tsunami on March 11, 2011, causing 3 of the plant’s six nuclear reactors to go into meltdown. The situation is still not contained and radioactive materials are spewing from the site every day poisoning the waters of the Pacific Ocean.




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Utah Gives Homes to the Homeless

Total Share: 000000 The State of Utah has an out-of-the-box strategy for dealing with the homeless: give them homes. Sounds crazy, or cliché, but it seems to be working. According to NBC News, in 2005,…


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33 Year Olds: Continue Listening to New Music – It’s Good For Your Brain

In highly scientific study (read that as not scientific at all), Spotify data suggests that people stop listening to new music at age 33.

As a somewhat older than 33 year old, I can affirm that, had I not had a son that is fanatical about music, I would not have listened to new music much past my 30s, so the study does make sense. But, since it’s based on Spotify data, maybe the conclusions drawn are due to the fact that we old folks just don’t use Spotify that much.




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Can Cancer Be Predicted Years in Advance?

According to CBS News, a simple blood test may be able to predict cancer years before a diagnosis.

New research from Northwestern Medicine in collaboration with Harvard University shows scientists a distinct patter in the changing lengths of telomeres, the protective end caps on our strands of DNA, are a biomarker, predicting cancer years before it develops.


Shocking Report On The Mentally Ill In America

The “treatment” of the mentally illness in America has take taken a step backwards, about 200 years backwards, according to a new report released by the Treatment Advocacy Center. The report questions how much we’ve really learned about treating the mentally ill in the last 200 years…


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