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In the Fallout 4 video game, the story features people who survived a nuclear war by hiding in shelters. Here, we look at how to survival a world full radiation.
People have turned to “vaping” with electronic cigarettes. But is that vapor you’re inhaling any safer than taking a drag on a cigarette?
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It's a spooky question, but it doesn't have to be: what happens to your body when you die?
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