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Vegetable compound protects against lethal radiation

A compound derived from cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli has been found to offer protection from lethal doses of gamma ray radiation. The experiments were conducted with rodents, but the Georgetown University researchers who made the discovery say the compound is safe for use in humans. Their study, published in the Proceedings […]

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Energy levels of Crab Pulsar defy explanation

An international team of scientists has detected pulsed gamma rays from the neutron star at the heart of the Crab Nebula with energies far higher than theoretical pulsar models can explain. The emissions were detected by the VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) array of four 12-meter Cherenkov telescopes in Arizona and the […]

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