Tag Archives: UV

This high-tech workout bag cleans itself

This gym bag does more than carry your smelly workout clothes. With the push of a button, Paqsule will deodorize, sanitize & kill bacteria to keep everything inside clean &…

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Young Women's Cancer Risk Linked to Tanning Beds

Young women who use tanning beds or booths have up to a sixfold increase in their likelihood of developing melanoma, a new study found. The study moreover suggests that indoor…

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Earth-Like Exoplanet May Be Too Radiation-Blasted to Host Life

One of the most Earth-like alien planets ever discovered may not be capable of supporting life, a new study reports. Every few hundred days, the host star of Kepler-438b —…

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Mars Lost Atmosphere to Space as Life Took Hold on Earth

The window for life to take root across broad stretches of the Martian surface may have closed shortly after the first microbes evolved on Earth. New results from NASA's MAVEN…

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Scientists Send Kombucha to Space in Search for Extraterrestrial Life

Kombucha, a fizzy, fermented tea & trendy new favorite of hipsters & health nuts everywhere, has reached stellar heights as part of an experiment on the International Space Station. Scientists…

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Lost In Space Without a Spacesuit? Here's What Would Happen (Podcast)

Paul Sutter is a research fellow at the Astronomical Observatory of Trieste & visiting scholar at the Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology & Astro-Particle Physics. Sutter is moreover host…

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Tanning Beds Send Thousands to ER Each Year

People who use tanning beds sometimes end up in the emergency room because of skin burns, eye injuries or fainting, according to a new study. Although the most-talked-about risk of…

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Red Fish, Blue Light: How Glowing Sea Creatures Change Color

Deep-diving fish have a problem: The only light that penetrates their watery environment is blue & green — hardly enough of a palette for flashy color patterns. Now, a new…

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Sun worshippers beware: tanning may be addictive

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) – This may donate dedicated sun worshippers reason for pause. A new study suggests that regular tanning not only may raise the risk of skin…

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Too much sun may not always be a bad thing: study

If you love basking in the sun, a new study finds that while your risk of skin cancer increases, sun worshippers may enjoy a few suprising health benefits. Researchers from…

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