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2008-08-24 00:00:27

By Andy Rowell Philip Morris and others failed to publish internal studies into lethal substance Some of the world's biggest tobacco firms researched the lethal radioactive substance polonium - present in cigarettes - over a 40- year period but never published the results, according to a new scientific article.

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2007-08-08 06:50:00

The United States and Canada have scoffed at a Russian submarine expedition that planted a Russian flag on the seabed under the North Pole. Coming home to a hero's welcome, the famous polar scientist who led the risky voyage did not mince words in responding.

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2006-11-20 15:00:00

Thallium is frequently referred to as the poison of choice: Only a gram of the colorless, odorless, water-soluble heavy metal can kill. It is as toxic as arsenic, and even more so than lead.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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