The essential guide to radiation: the good, the bad, and the utterly fascinating, explained with unprecedented clarity. Earth, born in a nuclear explosion, is a radioactive planet; without radiation, life would not exist. And while radiation can be dangerous, it is also deeply misunderstood and often mistakenly feared. Now Robert Peter Gale, M.D. - the doctor to whom concerned governments turned in the wake of the Chernobyl and Fukushima - in collaboration with medical writer Eric Lax draws on an exceptional depth of knowledge to correct myths and establish facts.
"A great and accessible introduction to the field o"
Radiation? What's that all about then? Where does radiation come from? What does it do? This audiobook takes a look at the many different types of radiation including radioactivity, X-rays, and other forms of emissions such as cell phone radiation. It also examines the nuclear power industry and the effects that different types of radiation have on living cells. The book is backed up by references to other works on this topic, and every term used is explained in a jargon-free, easy-to-understand fashion.
"Not so much explained"
In a post-apocalyptic America that has shattered into a hundred perpetually warring fiefdoms, anyone with a loud voice and a doomsday weapon can be king (and probably has been). Duncan Archer - con man, carpetbagger, survivor - has found a way to somehow successfully navigate the end of the world, with its giant killer robots, radioactive mutants, mad scientists, rampant nanotechnology, armed gangs, sea monsters, and 101 unpleasant ways to die.
"A Martini For Your Mind! Shaken AND Stirred!"
What's it worth to you to live another year? Writer, poet, foodie, and storyteller Lynn Hoffman considers that question in Radiation Days, a memoir of his experience fighting throat cancer. How many arrows will you put up with? How often are you willing to puke? What's a good day, no, what's a good enough day? Is there anything in your life that you care about so much that you'll let the archer shoot every day rather than take Death's hand? So far, there is something for me.
Low level radiation is all around us. Based on years of research, the author has gathered medical data that clearly shows that certain foods and supplements have protective properties, which can safeguard you from low level radiation. The author presents theories on how these foods stave off the effects of radiation and suggests recipes that maximize their protective powers in our increasingly toxic post-Fukushima world.
The information was limited. An "event" was going to take place at the Rocky Mountain Nuclear Generating Plant within three days. The attack would be coming from a terrorist group trying to get uranium to build an atomic bomb. Mark Hardin doesn't know why they have chosen this site or when they are going to strike but if there is going to be a hit, he will certainly be on hand to prevent it.
Devra Davis presents a range of recent and long-suppressed research in this timely bombshell. Cell phone radiation is a national emergency. Stunningly, the most popular gadget of our age has now been shown to damage DNA, break down the brain's defenses, and reduce sperm count while increasing memory loss, the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and even cancer. The growing brains of children make them especially vulnerable. And half of the world's four billion cell phone users are under 20.
Rayonnement est un voyage dans le temps qui vous propulse dans quatre milliards d'années. Les hommes et femmes de la planète terre vivent dans une société qui a su développer au fil des âges une . Ils sont éveillés et vivent enfin en harmonie avec leur monde et leurs frères et sœurs. Dans ces temps lointains, le soleil va s'éteindre, un peu plus tôt que prévu. Ce changement infime au niveau du cosmos, mais très important pour l'humanité, va pousser les humains, dans l'urgence, à trouver un monde de remplacement. Leur quête d'une nouvelle terre vous conduira vers des mondes extraordinaires. Un grand voyage!
Blood levels of genetic material could help identify people at risk after exposure.
Stem cells can help heal long-term brain damage suffered by rats blasted with radiation, researchers report in the Feb. 5 Cell Stem Cell. The treatment allows the brain to rebuild the insulation on its nerve cells so they can start carrying messages again.
"Skin Cancer Removal With Miniaturized Radiation" is from the April 07,2015 Life & Culture section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Melinda Beck and narrated by Ken Borgers.