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July 21, 2013

A new study on dietary toxin exposure found that all the participating children exceeded the cancer benchmark levels for arsenic, dioxins, dieldrin, and DDE, while 95 percent of preschoolers exceeded the non-cancer benchmark for acrylamide.

More worrying was that the cancer risk ratios were exceeded 100-fold for arsenic and dioxins. Researchers at the University of California, Davis recently carried out the first-ever study to consider dietary exposure to 11 toxins simultaneously, including acrylamide, arsenic, lead, mercury, dioxins and several banned pesticides (chlordane, DDE, dieldrin). The study's participants included 364 children aged two to seven, 446 parents of young children, and 149 older adults, all living in California. To assess exposure levels, researchers used food-frequency questionnaires along with toxin content datasets from the Environmental Protection Agency. Exposure levels were then compared with the "cancer benchmark" of each toxin, which is the exposure level that would generate one excess cancer per million people over a 70-year lifetime. Non-cancer benchmark levels were also considered, for health effects other than cancer.

by Taylor Tyler

November 6, 2012

While there are certainly differences between Democrats and Republicans, here are 100 ways Republicans are just like Democrats.

There is a widely-held perception that the Democratic Party and the Republican Party are drastically different in their policy, proposals, philosophy of government, and general modus operandi. While there are certainly some significant differences between the two parties, the number of similarities are astounding. A few months ago on IVN, Wes Messamore explored the similarities between the two major party candidates, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.


by Dr. Tony Phillips

July 29, 2005

Astronomers have found a new planet in the outer reaches of the solar system.

"It's definitely bigger than Pluto." So says Dr. Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology who announced today the discovery of a new planet in the outer solar system. The planet, which hasn't been officially named yet, was found by Brown and colleagues using the Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory near San Diego. It is currently about 97 times farther from the sun than Earth, or 97 Astronomical Units (AU). For comparison, Pluto is 40 AU from the sun.

CNS News

September 23, 2011

Missouri lawmakers have approved a revision to a contentious law that limits online discussion between teachers and students.

The House voted Friday to send Gov. Jay Nixon a bill repealing a Missouri law that barred teachers from using websites that allow "exclusive access" with students, such as private messages on Facebook. The governor has not said whether he will sign the legislation. When he called lawmakers into special session, he asked them to simply repeal the controversial provision.

Hot Air

by Tina Korbe

September 29, 2011

Demias Jimerson of Malvern, Ark., is 11 years old - and he's so good at football that "he's going to score almost every time he touches the ball," according to his intermediate school principal, Terri Bryant.

In other words, he's so good he must be stopped. Because Jimerson runs circles around the other kids on the field, Bryant has decided he's not allowed to score more than three touchdowns, provided his team has at least a 14-point lead. In Malvern, they call that "the Madre Hill" rule, after Razorback great Madre Hill, who, like Jimerson, grew up in the tiny Arkansas town and breezed by his competitors at mind-boggling speed. According to Bryant, she's re-invoking the rule not to punish Jimerson but to provide his competitors with a chance to develop as players, too.

The Japan Times

September 30, 2007

NAHA (Kyodo) About 110,000 people held a rally in Okinawa...

...on Saturday to demand that the education ministry retract an instruction pressuring publishers of history textbooks to remove references to the military's involvement in forcing civilians to commit mass suicide during the 1945 Battle of Okinawa.

December 26, 2010

It's about time somebody in Congress reads the Constitution.

They say they're going after the unelected bureaucracies like the EPA and ObamaCare. I sure hope they stick to their word. The Constitution frequently gets lip service in Congress, but House Republicans next year will make sure it gets a lot more than that - the new rules the incoming majority party proposed this week call for a full reading of the country's founding document on the floor of the House on Jan. 6.

July 30, 2013

This 12 years old boy is just stunningly, incredibly smart. Listen to him as he excoriates the Muslim Brotherhood, relentlessly dissecting their power grab for Egypt.

The original interview was realized by the Egyptian newspaper El Wady, in Cairo, on Oct 19, 2012. Free Arabs ( is responsible of the editing, translation and subtitles.

Washington Post

by Ian Shapira

July 16, 2011

That morning, June 18, the last day of the school year, a 12-year-old student dressed in camouflage and armed with a high-powered rifle burst into the main office of their school, threatening to shoot people, police said.

About 10 minutes later, officers entered the school and saw a teacher trying to talk the boy out of doing something dangerous. Police directed the teacher to move away, then challenged the suspect and arrested him.

The St. Petersburg Times

by Stephen Hegarty

July 16, 2011

Despite the Pinellas school district's reading camp, more students than ever will be held back due to an FCAT mandate.

More than 1,000 Pinellas County youngsters will have to repeat third grade in the coming school year, 4.5 times more than last year.


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