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.
AP staffer bemoans ‘Obama’s Orwellian Image Control’
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Vote to bring Spotify's free streaming service to Windows Phone
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Boosted by WeChat, China’s mobile gaming market worth $590 million in Q3
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