Case against Aspartame: does it cause cancer?
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Hello, this is my first thread on /sci/, and I felt it was appropriate to ask this here. After which I will continue lurking.
I was wondering what /sci/ thought about aspartame - that chemical in diet drinks an all that jazz that everyone swears up and down causes cancer, but then alot of other people say it doesn't.
I am a type 1 diabetic, and I drink alot of diet coke(it's actually one of the few unhealthy things I have in my diet)and I can't decide if I should cut it out or not.
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Why aren't we talking about KIC 8462852?
They just proved it's not comets.
>From the early 1890s to the late 1980s, KIC 8462852 has faded by 0.193+-0.030 mag. This century-long dimming is completely unprecedented for any F-type main sequence star. So the Harvard light curve provides the first confirmation (past the several dips seen in the Kepler light curve alone) that KIC 8462852 has anything unusual going on.
>Within the context of dust-occultation models, the century-long dimming trend requires 10^4 to 10^7 times as much dust as for the one deepest Kepler dip. Within the context of the comet-family idea, the century-long dimming trend requires an estimated 648,000 giant comets (each with 200 km diameter) all orchestrated to pass in front of the star within the last century.
>If Schaefer’s work holds up, the cometary hypothesis to explain KIC 8462852 is deeply compromised. We seem to be looking at the author calls “an ongoing process with continuous effects” around the star.