Vorig jaar overleden 8,2 miljoen mensen aan kanker
12 Dec 2013, 10:00 am
In 2012 zijn er wereldwijd 8,2 miljoen mensen overleden aan de gevolgen van kanker. Dat aantal ligt acht procent hoger dan in 2008, de laatste keer dat het kankerinstituut IARC van de Wereldgezondheidsorganisatie cijfers bekendmaakte.
Langdurige blootstelling aan fijnstof verhoogt de kans op vroegtijdig overlijden, zelfs bij concentraties beneden de officiële Europese norm. Tot die conclusie komt een Europees consortium van onderzoekers na het analyseren van 22 studies onder 367.251 Europeanen. Vandaag verschijnen hun result
Was hij nou wel of niet verwoest, was vorige week even de vraag. Maar volgens astronoom Tony Phillips is komeet ISON inmiddels al bijna niet meer waarneembaar. Hij is niet meer dan "een wolk van stof", aldus Phillips op SpaceWeather.com, een website waarachter ruimtevaartorganisatie NASA schuilt.
Nederlandse universiteiten moeten af van hun "te grote focus op productie in de wetenschap”. Dat zegt Karl Dittrich, voorzitter van de Vereniging van Samenwerkende Nederlandse Universiteiten (VSNU) in een interview met NRC Handelsblad.
The 50 Worst Things On The Internet In 2013
Ah, yes, 2013 was a good year. *Swirls internet around in glass* *Inhales* *Sips*
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This tribute to extinct dinosaurs, Paul Walker, Brian Griffin, and Nelson Mandela
A lot of very cute things, that’s what happens.
A "Magical Piano" was set up at Chicago's Union Station by Amtrak. The magic is that it's played by remote control with local musician Andrew Blendermann tinkling the ivories off-camera.
“Just because it makes you feel uncomfortable doesn’t mean it has to change.”
Kelly started talking about the skin color of Santa Claus and Jesus during a segment about a Slate piece by Aisha Harris. Harris' piece, titled Santa C
It’s part of their newest #FightFatTalk campaign.
Special K cereal has a new ad out called "Shhhhut Down Fat Talk," and it's been getting a lot of attention.
They noticed how often women complain about their bodies on social media.
Sony Sets Spider-Man Spinoffs With New “Franchise Brain Trust”
Michael Lynton said last month that they intended to create “a bigger universe around Spider-Man” and today Sony Pictures had a new webslinging big bang. “Sony Pictures Entertainment, in association with Marvel Entertainment, is developing several new projects in the Spi
Looking to capitalize on the slew of award nominations House Of Cards has received during the past 10 days from the PGA, WGA and SAG, culminating with four Golden Globe noms today, Netflix is releasing the first trailer featuring footage from the upcoming second season, along with a brief recap of S
U.S. Filmmakers Lend Support To Iceland’s Film Industry
In early November, Iceland’s government announced plans to cut funding to the Icelandic Film Centre by about 40%. The news was met with upset within the industry, especially given that film production turnover has grown 248% since 2
EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: One of these women could follow in the footsteps of Maya Rudolph and become the first black female Saturday Night Live cast member in five years. No one is talking, but I have compiled the names of nine young performers rumored to potentially take the SNL stage on Monday to vie fo
Why Invest In Bitcoin When You Could Invest In Another Currency
I'm always a little worried when the Financial Times echoes something that I am already thinking. It means that either I might have, inadvertently, had a good idea or that I am having the sort of ideas that are supported by the Financial Times. Either way, a surprising finding. But they are indeed s
Felix Salmon has a nice point over here. That Uber, Lyft and other such services will actually raise taxi drivers' incomes, not lower them over time. This isn't what we would initially think of course but in the larger cities, where a medallion is needed to put a cab on the streets this will indeed
I’ve always believed leadership exists to disrupt mediocrity, but I’m afraid in recent times many leaders are losing that battle. Somewhere along the way, they threw in the towel and settled for a weak-kneed, watered-down version of leadership – they have rationalized and justified
Dean Kamen doesn't waste his time on problems that don't need to be solved. Early in his career he invented the first infusion pump for delivering medicine. The company he built around it has made him wealthy and he's spent the rest of his career working--rather successfully--to repeat the success.