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Strongest-Ever Laser LFEX for Recreation, Research but for How Long?

Strongest-Ever Laser LFEX for Recreation, Research but for How Long?

Japan’s Osaka University has broken a record by creating Earth’s strongest-ever laser beam, dubbed the Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments (LFEX). The record-breaking beam fires at the intense level of two petawatts, which is the equivalent of two quadrillion watts, or 1,000 times the amount of electricity currently needed to fuel the globe. Researchers behind […]

Ultimate Black Hole Discovered

Ultimate Black Hole Discovered

Although everyone has heard the term ‘black hole,’ I’m sure some of us couldn’t define it. They are dense regions of space which collapse into themselves from which nothing can escape, including light. Scientists in China have discovered a black hole six times larger than any previously seen. It is 12 billion times larger than […]

Coke Your Favorite Carcinogen

Coke Your Favorite Carcinogen

If you like Coke or Pepsi and other dark caramel colored sodas, you might want to rethink your choice. Everyone knows that sodas, even so-called diet sodas, contribute to the obesity problem in our nation. Because of the amount of these sodas consumed in the United States, the substance that is responsible for the color […]

Teens and Sleep Deprivation

Teens and Sleep Deprivation

During the latter part of 2014, and continuing into this year, multiple studies regarding sleep deprivation have been released. The overall picture is unsettling. Virtually all of the American working class fails to sleep a sufficient number of hours to be healthy and effective human beings. Because of their age of development a recently released […]

Heart Healthcare for Women

Heart Healthcare for Women

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. February is ‘Heart Health Awareness Month.’ Here are some reminders for women relating to healthcare related to the prevention of heart disease. Although women traditionally suffer cardiovascular disease ten year later than men, after child bearing age, it is important to […]

Assisted Suicide Debate in California

Assisted Suicide Debate in California

Brittany Maynard was originally a resident of the State of California. Her move to Oregon was prompted by a single law which was non-existent in California. Brittany had an inoperable brain tumor which was getting worse; the pain was becoming uncontrollable, and she decided not to allow herself to become a burden on her new […]