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WATCH: Experimental Clock Smashes World Record For Precison

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.26.2014 | Science

Today's quartz wristwatches are pretty darn good at keeping time, gaining or losing only about 15 seconds a month. But a new atomic clock -- an exp...

5 Endangered Elements That America Needs

Michael Silver | Posted 01.29.2013 | Science
Michael Silver

2012 marks the second year American Elements has published its annual Endangered Elements List, a list of elements which, by their scarcity and technological importance, threaten America's long-term prospects.

Fukushima's Nuclear Nightmare Is Far From Over (or the Disturbingly Deadly Act of Placing Profits Before People)

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.17.2012 | Business
Vivian Norris

Why does Fukushima still matter? Because no matter what TEPCO or the authorities have claimed, the reactors and the fuel pools are unstable.

Peruvian Mayor Fears Tap Water Will Turn Town's Men Gay

Posted 11.22.2011 | Gay Voices

In one of the most unusual claims about homosexuality to emerge in some time, a Peruvian mayor is blaming the high mineral levels in the area's drinki...

Report From Tokyo: Reading the Tea Leaves

David Wagner | Posted 08.14.2011 | World
David Wagner

Earlier this month, it was reported high levels of cesium were found on tea leaves in Shizuoka. Shortly thereafter, the Shizuoka Prefectural government asked the tea company that reported this to refrain from carrying information on its website.