Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones

Taking vitamin C every day DOUBLES the risk of painful kidney stones 'Excruciatingly painful' condition affects 12 per cent of men and four per cent of women in the UKSome of the vitamin C absorbed by the body is excreted in urine as oxalateThis is one of the key components of kidney stones By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 12:05 GMT, 5 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 5 February 2013 Men who took vitamin C supplements at least once a day had the highest risk of kidney stones Men who take vitamin C supplements every day double their risk of suffering from kidney stones, new research suggests.

Beltsville Agricultural Research Center: Scientists preserve and capture microscopic side of snowflakes

The secrets of snowflakes: Scientists capture incredible close-ups of ice crystals (but they had to freeze the microscope to -170C to get the shots)Hydrologists study the snowflakes” composition to understand their effects on ecosystemNaturally occurring snowflakes are collected outside Maryland research center and shipped in .Photographed using a specialized microscope whose viewing stage is chilled to -170C, scientists in Maryland are showing a whole new side to what”s caught on the tip of our tongues.