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Scientists Agree: Men Significantly Increase Their Risk of Cancer By Drinking a Can of Soda Every Day

According to a Swedish study from Lund University published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it takes a single daily can of soda to increase a man's risk of prostate cancer by 40 percent, compared to a man who never touches the stuff. 

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4 Things You Should Know About Your 'Third Eye'

Located in nearly the direct center of the brain, the tiny pinecone-shaped pineal gland, which habitually secretes the wondrous neurohormone melatonin while we sleep at night, was once thought to be a vestigial leftover from a lower evolutionary state. 

Indeed, according to recent research, we could be increasing our chances of contracting chronic illnesses like cancer by unnecessarily bathing its evenings in artificial lightworking night shifts or staying up too late. By disrupting the pineal gland and melatonin's chronobiological connection to Earth's rotational 24-hour light and dark cycle, known as its circadian rhythm, we're possibly opening the doors not to perception, but to disease and disorder. A recently published study from Vanderbilt University has found associations between circadian disruption and heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

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Cops Are Already Trying to Use Computers to Predict Crime -- It Ain't Gonna Work

A small story popped up in the news this November -- "A unique collaboration between a University of California, Riverside sociologist and the Indio Police Department has produced a computer model that predicts, by census block group, where burglaries are likely to occur. ... The result is an 8 percent decline in thefts in the first nine months of 2013." The Indio police chief called the project the "wave of the future."

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5 Ways Futurist Elon Musk's Enterprises May Change the Course of Our Lives

Hey, what are you up to these days? Elon Musk is helping build a future to save our globally warming asses. A gifted visionary, engineer and capitalist, the fortysomething Musk, also a founder of Paypal, has long dreamed of crucial advances in solar power, electric cars and space travel. And then he somehow went out and made them real. And real profitable. 

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The 7 States Leading the Charge for Clean Energy

Full disclosure. I'm greenvesting thousands in solar and other no-brainer renewable energy alternatives, because I want to help save the world from an exponential mass extinction thanks to crap energy policy. 

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4 Things You Should Know About Your 'Third Eye'

Located in nearly the direct center of the brain, the tiny pinecone-shaped pineal gland, which habitually secretes the wondrous neurohormone melatonin while we sleep at night, was once thought to be a vestigial leftover from a lower evolutionary state. 

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7 Examples of Daily Show Cowardice: Why Does Jon Stewart Wimp Out So Often?

Jon Stewart has changed late-night television for the smarter, but The Daily Show's satire kingpin has a way of cowering before powerful people when they come on his set for interviews, not asking the tough questions. It's a stark contrast from his hard-hitting comedy sketches and reviews of the day's news, where Stewart and his coterie of correspondents can really bare their fangs. Stewart's guests on set are often the same people he lampoons, but something changes when they are in the room...easy targets get kid gloves.  Here are seven of Stewart's weakest interviews.

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Why It's So Hard to Get to the Bottom of Links Between Food and Cancer

Drop pretty much everything you're eating if you want to live. A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition -- featuring the scary title, "Is everything we eat associated with cancer?" -- found that somewhere around 80 percent of ingredients it randomly pulled from a hallowed cookbook was associated with the chronic disease that kills millions a year.

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Say It Ain't So -- A Can of Soda a Day Can Increase the Risk of Cancer for Men by 40 Percent?

According to a Swedish study from Lund University recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it takes a single daily can of soda to increase a man's risk of prostate cancer by 40 percent, compared to a man who never touches the stuff.

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