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Episode 1: Radio-Active

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The Satanic Bible, Anton LaVey, 1969 Avon Books ISBN 978-0-380-01539-9
Miyazaki, Y. & DeFronzo, R. A. Visceral fat dominant distribution in male type 2 diabetic patients is closely related to hepatic insulin resistance, irrespective of body type. Cardiovasc. Diabetol. 8, 44 (2009).
Nuñez, C. et al. Bioimpedance analysis: evaluation of leg-to-leg system based on pressure contact footpad electrodes. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc. 29, 524—531 (1997).
Furukawa, S., Takaya, A., Nakagawa, T., Sakaguchi, I. & Nishi, K. Fatal hypernatremia due to drinking a large quantity of shoyu (Japanese soy sauce). J. Forensic Leg. Med. 18, 91–92 (2011).
Fatal salt intake case study:
Carlberg, David J. et al., Survival of Acute Hypernatremia Due to Massive Soy Sauce Ingestion, Journal of Emergency Medicine , Volume 45 , Issue 2 , 228 – 231
Wikipedia article on Sodium/Potassium pump:


Article that drew attention:
Wikipedia article on Potassium 40:
Wikipedia article on Becquerels:
Nice (if ugly) article on how radiation affects the body:
Health Physics Society on the types of radiation:
Wikipedia article on radiation burns (including UV radiation):
Diehl, J.F., Safety of irradiated foods, Marcel Dekker, N.Y., 1995 (2. ed.)
WHO drinking water radiological limits:
Australian Radiation Safety Standards (referenced to American and European standards):
Wikipedia article on acute radiation poisioning:
Flying risk:
Excellent summary of the Fukushima accident:
Wikipedia article on Tritium:
Total amount of tritium stored in holding tanks at Fukushima:
Radionuclide analysis of fish stocks at Fukushima:
Akira Matsumoto, Yu Shigeoka, Hisayuki Arakawa, Naoto Hirakawa, Yoshiaki Morioka, Takuji Mizuno, Biological half-life of radioactive cesium in Japanese rockfish contaminated by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, Volume 150, 2015, Pages 68-74
Non-authoritative but good article on the elephant’s foot:
Radioactive wolves of Chernobyl:
Bonus: 1. Miyazaki, M. & Hayano, R. Individual external dose monitoring of all citizens of Date City by passive dosimeter 5 to 51 months after the Fukushima NPP accident (series): 1. Comparison of individual dose with ambient dose rate monitored by aircraft surveys. J. Radiol. Prot 37, (2017).
Radioluminescent paint:

Energy Cannibals

Article that drew attention:
Original version:
Vegan Oreo Fidget Spinners:
Olga Blifernez-Klassen, Viktor Klassen, Anja Doebbe, Klaudia Kersting, Philipp Grimm, Lutz Wobbe & Olaf Kruse, Cellulose degradation and assimilation by the unicellular phototrophic eukaryote Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Nature Communications 3 Article 1214
Morita, E., Fukuda, S., Nagano, J., Hamajima, N. & Yamamoto, H. Psychological effects of forest environments on healthy adults : Shinrin-yoku ( forest-air bathing , walking ) as a possible method of stress reduction. 54–63 (2007). doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2006.05.024
Dijkstra, K., Pieterse, M. E. & Pruyn, A. Stress-reducing effects of indoor plants in the built healthcare environment : The mediating role of perceived attractiveness. 47, 279–283 (2008).
Mitchell, R. & Popham, F. Effect of exposure to natural environment on health inequalities : an observational population study. Lancet 372, 1655–1660
Ulrich, Roger S., et al. “Stress recovery during exposure to natural and urban environments.” Journal of environmental psychology 11.3 (1991): 201-230.
Bowler, D. E., Buyung-ali, L. M., Knight, T. M. & Pullin, A. S. A systematic review of evidence for the added benefits to health of exposure to natural environments. (2010).
Coon, J. T. et al. Does Participating in Physical Activity in Outdoor Natural Environments Have a Greater Effect on Physical and Mental Wellbeing than Physical Activity Indoors ? A Systematic Review. 1761–1772 (2011).