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
The Moon

The Moon Has Tan Lines, NASA Says

Magnetic hotspots on the Moon might contain clues about how to protect humans from radiation on other planets.
Becky Ferreira
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Radiation For Years

A park safety manager reveals that three buckets of uranium ore were sitting in a museum storage basement, starting in 2000.
Becky Ferreira

This Alien World Is Evaporating Faster Than Any Known Planet

“In only a few billion years from now, half of the planet may be gone.”
Becky Ferreira

‘Marie’ Is the First Life-Sized, 3D-Printed Human Body

Marie—a five-foot-one, fifteen-pound 3D printed body—could be used to help create better radiation treatments for cancer.
Caroline Haskins
woolsey fire

California’s Woolsey Fire Burns Near Site of Nuclear Meltdown, Sparking Panic

The owner of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Boeing, says the wildfire may have started “on or near” the contaminated Los Angeles facility.
Sarah Emerson
ozone layer

China’s Construction Industry Is Putting Earth’s Ozone Layer Back At Risk

A rise in atmospheric levels of CFC-11, a substance banned by the Montreal Protocol, prompted environmental investigators to find the source.
Becky Ferreira

Do X-Rays Increase My Risk of Cancer?

The risks are real—but usually outweighed by the benefits.
Markham Heid
oh good

The CDC Will Hold an Info Session on Nuclear War

This month's "grand rounds" topic for public health professionals is, uh, timely.
Jesse Hicks
is this real life?

Recovering From Cancer Means Convincing a Lot of People That I'm Okay

I’m like the car accident you can’t take your eyes off of.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
Asking for a friend

Am I Going to Get Cancer From My Microwave?

Probably not, but take the plastic off that damn Hot Pocket.
Joanne Spataro
Outer Limits

Reclaimed Land

Inside Colorado's Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, a former Superfund site that embodies the painful past and uncertain future of nuclear cleanup in America.
Lauren Steele