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.
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.
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.
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.”
‘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.
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.
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.
Do X-Rays Increase My Risk of Cancer?
The risks are real—but usually outweighed by the benefits.
The CDC Will Hold an Info Session on Nuclear War
This month's "grand rounds" topic for public health professionals is, uh, timely.
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.
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.