Category Archives: Technology

Cell phone radiation causes brain tumors in mice and rats

It’s no secret that cell phone radiation is linked to negative health effects. That’s why the SAR value was introduced and radiation levels regulated. But what is interesting is that the latest studies indicate gliomas, a particular type of brain tumor that can affect the entire nervous system. And rather than kill you off, this… Read More »

Lampreys selectively manipulate their own genes

This is quite interesting: Lampreys selectively delete unused parts of their own genome during development. Most animals (like humans) silence unused parts of the genome by using expression markers to control which part of the genome is expressed, and carry the 'useless' DNA around. I wonder what mechanism the lamprey use to delete parts of… Read More »

When Monocropping takes its toll

There's only one species of banana sold commercially: The big Michel. This is because it's the only banana resistant to a certain plague that killed off all the other commercial species a while ago, and tasted similar enough to the other species that consumers would accept it. And since then, banana researchers have been saying… Read More »

Coming soon: Privacy-enabled open source mobile

The creator of Mandrake Linux is taking a bold step to go up against Google – by building am open-source Android operating system that isn't going to cough up all your data to Google. 'Do no evil.' Or so they once said, at Google. This definitely looks like an effort worth supporting, in these days… Read More »