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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Report: Cellphones Don't Cause Cancer
11 February 2014 12:45 pm
Fears of cellphones causing cancer may be unwarranted. According to a report released today by the Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme, the United Kingdom’s largest research program on the possible health risks of mobile technology, there is no evidence of adverse health effects—such as increased risk of leukemia or early childhood development of cancer—from radio waves emitted by cellphones or cellphone towers. The report, based on multiple lab and epidemiological studies, concludes MTHR’s in-depth, 11-year analysis.
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