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UN investigator says medical waste risks ignored

(AP) -- A human rights investigator for the United Nations says up to a quarter of the world's trash from hospitals, clinics, labs, blood banks and mortuaries is hazardous and much more needs to be done to regulate it.

dateSep 14, 2011 in Environment
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Wisdom of crowds

In countries that lack financial records, how can we tell who is truly poor? An innovative study suggests: Ask the neighbors.

dateAug 25, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Crystals detect threats to national security

Using a crystal ball to protect homeland security might seem far-fetched, but researchers at Wake Forest University and Fisk University have partnered to develop crystals that can be used to detect nuclear threats, radioactive ...

dateJul 15, 2011 in General Physics
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