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More than skin deep, tanning product of sun's rays

People who remain pale and never tan can blame their distant ancestors for choosing to live in the northern reaches of the globe and those who easily achieve a deep tan can thank their ancestors for living in the subtropical ...

dateJun 21, 2010 in Other
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Asteroid Caught Marching Across Tadpole Nebula

( -- A new infrared image from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, showcases the Tadpole nebula, a star-forming hub in the Auriga constellation about 12,000 light-years from Earth. As WISE scanned ...

dateMay 13, 2010 in Astronomy
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Orion in a New Ligh (w/ Video)

( -- The Orion Nebula reveals many of its hidden secrets in a dramatic image taken by ESO’s new VISTA survey telescope. The telescope’s huge field of view can show the full splendour of the whole nebula and ...

dateFeb 10, 2010 in Astronomy
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FDA debates tougher cancer warning on tanning beds

(AP) -- Just as millions head to tanning beds to prepare for spring break, the Food and Drug Administration will be debating how to toughen warnings that those sunlamps pose a cancer risk. Yes, sunburns are particularly ...

dateJan 18, 2010 in Cancer
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Solar System Shield

Water vapor in planet-forming disks may block ultraviolet radiation from destroying water and other important molecules for life, according to new calculations.

dateJan 14, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Critical protein helps mend damaged DNA

In order to preserve our DNA, cells have developed an intricate system for monitoring and repairing DNA damage. Yet precisely how the initial damage signal is converted into a repair response remains unclear. Researchers ...

dateDec 24, 2009 in Cancer
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