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I Lived in Chernobyl to See if Nuclear Fallout Makes Fungus Grow Better

It helped me to redefine Chernobyl as healthy. Not thriving, but a place with a community.
Christopher Robinson
6.7.19
tv

Russia Is Making Its Own 'Chernobyl' Blaming America for the Whole Thing

Their version is apparently based on a conspiracy theory that says the CIA did it.
River Donaghey
6.6.19
tech-power

Why the Chernobyl Nuclear Reactor Exploded

HBO's 'Chernobyl' is a story about political power, not the dangers of nuclear energy, and it's important to know what really happened.
Matthew Gault
6.4.19
HBO

Could Another Chernobyl Happen Today? Absolutely

HBO's 'Chernobyl' is hellish. But with renewables still lagging far behind, nuclear power is still our best hope for low-carbon energy in the near term.
Tom Seymour
6.4.19
tv

Craig Mazin's Years-Long Obsession with Making 'Chernobyl' Terrifyingly Accurate

"We had a general standing philosophy from the beginning, which was: Accuracy is everything to us."
Drew Schwartz
6.3.19
chernobyl

Why Hundreds of Thousands of Women Ended Their Pregnancies After Chernobyl

Misinformation, "radiophobia," and fear of birth defects led to hundreds of thousands of abortions after the nuclear disaster.
Becky Ferreira
6.3.19
tv

All the Random, Interesting Things You Need to Know About ‘Chernobyl’ Before the Finale

Viral tweet threads, a connection to 'The Hangover Part III,' and, of course, memes.
Peter Slattery
5.31.19
tv

'Chernobyl' Brings the Horror of the Nuclear Disaster to Life

HBO’s new miniseries is an exploration of the horrors of nuclear energy and bureaucratic incompetence.
Matthew Gault
5.8.19
Glaciers

Melting Glaciers Could Unleash Nuclear Fallout Trapped Within the Ice

An international research project found that high concentrations of radioactive material in glaciers around the world could be exposed due to climate change.
Sarah Emerson
4.15.19
Motherboard

A Lone Wolf Left Chernobyl’s Radioactive Exclusion Zone—Will Others Follow?

The young gray wolf travelled 369 km outside of its home range in 21 days.
Jordan Pearson
7.3.18
Motherboard

The Radioactive Puppies of Chernobyl Will Find Homes in the United States

Some of the descendants of the region’s abandoned dogs are up for adoption.
Becky Ferreira
5.14.18
zcash

Radioactive Material From Chernobyl Will Help Secure the Next Version of Zcash

How to use toxic waste to generate “toxic waste.”
Daniel Oberhaus
2.14.18
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