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Recent results convinced researchers that Arafat was poisoned

Yasser Arafat, 2001. Photo credit: Wikipedia

More on the suspicious death on former Palestinian leader Yassir Arafat. Scientists on this project are saying they are fairly confident that Arafat was the victim of polonium poisoning Exclusive: Swiss study says Polonium found in Arafat’s bones | Al Jazeera America. Swiss scientists who conducted tests on samples taken from Yasser Arafat’s body have…

I’d prefer some wine instead – Radioactive well in Florida referred to as “fountain of youth”

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Artesian well brings up water high in magnesium and radon. Drink it at your own risk but it probably won’t kill you. The “fountain of youth” claim is a bit of a stretch. Florida’s Radioactive Fountain of Youth May Prolong Life. Thanks to the myth of Ponce de Leon’s trip, Florida—known for its large population…

Who ya gonna call – a hydrogeologist

It's just a dye job.

Saw this a few days ago reported as “slime” under the street in Philadelphia (cue Ghost Busters theme music – Who ya gonna call?) snopes.com: The Philadelphia Experiment. A sinkhole opened on a Philadelphia street and the standing water was fluorescent Ninja Turtle GREEN? What’s the deal? It was posted to Reddit and causes a…

Real government secret Cold War experiments on citizens of St. Louis

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I-Team: The Army’s secret Cold War experiments on St. Louisans Lisa Martino-Taylor is a sociologist whose life’s work has been to uncover details of the Army’s ultra-secret military experiments carried out in St. Louis and other cities during the 1950s and 60s. “The study was secretive for reason. They didn’t have volunteers stepping up and…

Fukushima butterfly study shows mutations from radiation effects

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‘Severe abnormalities’ found in Fukushima butterflies. Scientists found an increase in leg, antennae and wing shape mutations among butterflies collected following the 2011 Fukushima accident. The work has been published in the journal Scientific Reports. By comparing mutations found on the butterflies collected from the different sites, the team found that areas with greater amounts…

Magical QRS radiation detection device used on Japanese children

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Whenever someone says it can’t be explained by modern science, run the other direction… Radiation Worries Spur ‘Quackery’ Cures Contamination Fears Have Led Many Japanese to Turn to Questionable Products for Detection and Treatment In the year-plus since the world’s worst nuclear accident in a quarter century, Japan has seen a run of dubious products…