Think indoor tanning is a safer alternative to sitting in the sun? Think again

Think indoor tanning is a safer alternative to sitting in ...

In a quest for a perfect tan, many people – especially young white women between age 18 and 25 – may head to a tanning salon, using tanning booths, sunbeds and sunlamps to kick-start their tan. Others (including people who are more prone to burn instead of tan) may head to the salon to slowly ... (Click to read more)


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American universities: reclaiming our role in society

American universities are facing a crisis of relevance. There is, quite simply, a growing tension between their internal cultures and their role within society. But the good news is that a growing number of us academics are taking this ... (Click to read more)

Nigerians will soon have to worry about implanted pacemaker security.
 

Nigerians will soon have to worry about implanted pacemaker security

When Reuters announced the successful deployment of the first Internet-enabled pacemaker in the United States, it was a dream come true for many. The news came late in the summer of 2009, three weeks after Carol Kasyjanski became the first American recipient ... (Click to read more)



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