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How the sun gets its spots

Sunspots are huge, dark, irregularly shaped--and yet, temporary--areas of intense magnetism on the sun that expand and contract as they move.

Jan 07, 2011
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DNA mutation rates raise curtain on cause of cancer

What if we could understand why cancer develops? We know that certain risk factors, such as smoking or excessive sun exposure, can increase the chances of developing this terrible disease, but cancer can form in any tissue, ...

Jul 01, 2010
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Model predicts individual's vitamin D needs

Your skin tone and the amount of sunshine you receive--in addition to what foods you eat--all can influence the amount of vitamin D that your body has on hand for optimum health. In a preliminary and apparently first-of-its-kind ...

Jun 18, 2010
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