Can Today’s Technology Save Us?

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February 24, 2014 – Technology is often touted as the savior that will rescue us from our misbegotten ways, redeem us and put us on the track to utopia. Then there are the dystopian views, where the future is dominated by technology that either rules over us or saps us so completely of our humanity that we might as well be a bunch of gadgets ourselves.
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Is Radioactive Hydrogen in Drinking Water a Cancer Threat?

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The EPA plans to reevaluate standards for tritium in water Add two extra neutrons to the lightest element and hydrogen becomes radioactive, earning the name tritium. Even before the Three Mile Island accident in 1979 regulators worried that this ubiquitous by-product of nuclear reactors could pose a threat to human health.