Archive for 2012

Study: Space Radiation Could Cause Alzheimer’s

December 31, 2012
Study: Space Radiation Could Cause Alzheimer’s

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, carrying an X-37B experimental robotic space plane, lifts off from launch complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Dec. 11, 2012, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Scientists have found a new potential hazard to space travel: Exposure to radiation in space could cause brain damage and...
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New tuberculosis drug Sirturo wins U.S. approval

December 31, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it had approved a new treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis that can be used as an alternative when other drugs fail. The drug, to be called Sirturo, was discovered by scientists at Janssen, the pharmaceuticals unit of Johnson & Johnson, and is the first in a new...
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5 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your House

December 31, 2012

Is five minutes of silence too much to ask for? If there’s an amateur guitar player or a husband who watches football at full volume living with you, then yes, it might be. To maximize your peace and quiet around the house, try a few of these easy soundproofing strategies. These tips will reduce...
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Funeral held for dismembered Toronto woman

December 31, 2012

ci-funeral31 RENE JOHNSTON/TORONTO STAR Family leave the funeral for Guang Hua Liu, whose dismembered body parts turned up across the GTA this summer. An ex-boyfriend of the massage parlour owner has been charged with second degree murder. On Monday, away from the media cameras that had once dogged them, family members quietly mourned the...
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Canadian contributions 2012: from Parliament to literature to the universe

December 31, 2012

In a year that began with Canadian pop sensation Carly Rae Jepson’s international chart-dominance and ended with Canadian macaque Darwin the Ikea monkey’s international heart-dominance, several other compatriots made a somewhat quieter, if profoundly more significant, impact. Here are three Canadians who in 2012 were to government, literature and science what Jepson was to...
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