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Enormous volcanic eruption could destroy Japan within 100yrs – study
About 95 percent of Japan’s population is at risk of being devastated by a major volcanic eruption, which could happen “at any moment” within the next century, a study revealed. Volcanic activity has reportedly increased recently.

24.10.2014 08:58

Feds investigating two dozen potential hacks targeting life-saving medical devices
A senior official at the Department of Homeland Security tells Reuters that government experts are now investigating upwards of two dozen instances in which high-tech medical products may be prone to hackers.

22.10.2014 19:19

UK wind farms outshine nuclear power output
UK wind farms generated more energy than the nation’s nuclear power stations on Tuesday thanks to a huge surge in gale-force winds in the wake of Hurricane Gonzalo, the National Grid has said.

22.10.2014 14:58

Increased cosmic radiation may thwart manned Mars missions
Space explorers stay home! Cosmic radiation levels have increased due to weaker solar activity and now pose greater risk to astronauts’ health, which means a manned mission to Mars might have to wait, new research has found.

22.10.2014 14:51

TEPCO removing protective Fukushima canopy for most dangerous op yet
The protective dome over the defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant’s Reactor 1 is being dismantled to prepare for the removal of nuclear fuel rods – one of the most difficult and dangerous tasks in the entire decommissioning process.

22.10.2014 10:59

North America gears up for Thursday’s partial solar eclipse-filled sunset
Much of North America will experience a solar eclipse on Thursday, with the moon covering up to 70 percent of the sun in the late afternoon. Along most of the East Coast and Midwest, the event will occur during sunset, allowing for dramatic photography.

21.10.2014 19:50

​Vegetarians have fewer, less-healthy sperm than meat-eaters – study
Vegetarian men may be harming their chances of conceiving children, a multi-year US study has revealed. Researchers believe the reasons may include vitamin deficiencies and the presence of female hormones in soy, which is popular among vegetarians.

21.10.2014 14:49

No ifs, no butts: UK's £100m e-cigarette industry up in smoke?
British people are becoming less attracted to smoking both tobacco and e-cigarettes, with a majority favoring a total ban on the use of the electronic devices indoors, new data shows.

21.10.2014 15:16

Congress investigating deal between NSA official and ex-director’s company
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are now questioning the relationship between the National Security Agency’s chief technical officer and a private company being run by the former head of the American electronic spy department.

21.10.2014 16:23

‘No skin exposure’: US tightens guidance for Ebola protective gear
New, stricter infection control guidance has been issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to ensure that US health workers treating Ebola patients are protected from the deadly virus from head to toe.

21.10.2014 14:16

Huge rise in cybercrime, Brits fail to report attacks
More than half of Britons have been victims of online ‘cybercrimes’ including hacking, ID theft and fraud, according to a poll. The Cabinet Office says a significant number are unaware of who to contact in the event of an online attack.

21.10.2014 13:33

​‘Sleeping Beauty’ syndrome: British woman sleeps 22hrs per day
An extremely rare illness that causes sufferers to sleep for up to 22 hours a day has afflicted a young woman from Stockport, Greater Manchester. During episodes which can last weeks at a time, Beth Goodier is awake for only two hours each day.

21.10.2014 10:35

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