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Latest Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission Stories

2010-09-15 16:56:08

It is well known that exposure to radiation has multiple harmful effects – including causing cancer – but until now, it has been unclear to what extent such exposure increases a person's risk of developing more than one cancer.

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2006-03-01 07:22:57

It's been 60 years since atomic bombs fell on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan, but survivors are still struggling with the effects, according to new research.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]