Radiation is all around us and too much of radiation is a bad thing so… are we all just screwed from all the radio waves and microwaves and ultraviolet radiation and rainbows and x-rays and radon and nuclear radiation in the world? Not exactly. Ted-Ed explains in the video animation below how not all radiation is created equal (we just have to protect ourselves from the ionizing radiation) and details how much radiation is actually damaging for us (four Sieverts!).
Daily Archives: March 15, 2016
This River Kills Everything That Falls Into It
It sounds like a Jules Verne tale: a boiling river that seems to flow from the center of the earth and kills anything that falls into it. Andrés Ruzo, a National Geographic Young Explorer, first heard about it from his Peruvian grandfather. When Ruzo became a geophysicist, he decided to investigate whether this story could be true—and whether science could explain it. In The Boiling River: Adventure and Discovery in the Amazon, he travels deep into the Peruvian jungle to unravel the mystery. [Discover how Ruzo collected water from this dangerous river.]
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Goldman Sachs Buys a Startup That’s Challenging the Almighty 401(k) Plan
Goldman Sachs seems to think it’s time to retire the 401(k).
On Monday, Goldman GS -0.29% announced it was acquiring Honest Dollar, a company that provides retirement savings plans for small and mid-size businesses. Goldman says the acquisition is part of its continuing effort to boost its asset management business, which is generally considered lower risk than investment banking or trading.
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Xbox Finally Opens the Door for Multiplayer Across Consoles
XBOX ONE OWNERS might be able to play online with players on other consoles soon—if Microsoft gets their way.
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Marijuana Stock Soars 130% After Study Shows Its Drug Reduced Seizures
For years GW Pharmaceuticals has looked like one of the only seriously legitimate stocks in the highly hyped so-called pot-stock sector and on Monday the British company gave investors more proof that it was for real.
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Sony to Buy Michael Jackson’s Stake in Music Publishing Unit
$750 million buys a lot of pop music.
Sony Corp. SNE -0.12% said it signed an agreement with Michael Jackson’s estate to buy for $750 million the deceased pop star’s stake in Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the world’s largest music publisher which controls songs such as The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love.”
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Mathematicians Discovered Something Super Freaky About Prime Numbers
Mathematicians have discovered a surprising pattern in the expression of prime numbers, revealing a previously unknown “bias” to researchers.
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