radiation

Russian Road Trip

Road-Tripping to One of the Most Radioactive Places on Earth

VICE's Abdullah Saeed, Danielle Neftin, and Dina Rayzman venture through Russia and into Kazakhstan to visit the "Polygon," the Soviet Union's primary nuclear test site.
VICE Staff
10.25.17
Comics

'Paid by Exposure,' Today's Comic by Rob Corradetti

When a company wants to pay you in exposure, just say no.
Rob Corradetti
4.21.17
Photo

Remembering the Time America Nuked Spain by Accident

Photographer and historian John Howard went to Palomares to photograph the nuclear disaster you've never heard of.
Amelia Abraham
4.26.16
The Crown and Sceptre Issue

Plutonium in the Hills: How Do You Keep Nuclear Secrets Buried Forever?

Decades after the fall of Soviet Union, scientists are working to determine the lasting environmental effects of Soviet nuclear testing in Kazakhstan.
ALEX PASTERNACK
11.24.15
tech

This Former Nuclear Industry Executive Claims the Fukushima Cleanup Plan Is Infeasible

We talked to nuclear industry engineer Arnie Gunderson about the ongoing aftermath of the infamous 2011 nuclear disaster.
Thomas Marsh
8.12.15
Britain Is a Weird Place

This Secret Nuclear Bunker in England Is Terrifying

It's also a great day trip if you want to be reminded that you can be vaporized in a matter of seconds.
Joe Bish, Photos: Jake Lewis
6.16.15
FOOD

Northern Territory Scientists Are Making the Banana Australians Deserve

Like all good things it's going to take cloning, mutation, and a bit of random luck.
Wendy Syfret
2.23.15
Stuff

A Brief History of the US Experimenting on Humans

The trouble with talking about America's human experiments is that you instantly sound like a doomsday-prepping, conspiracy-spouting whackjob. To combat that stereotype, here's a rundown of some of the officially-documented ones we've carried out.
Mike Pearl
12.24.14
News

No One Wants You to Know How Bad Fukushima Might Still Be

The main point of criticism about Japan's largest utility company is rooted in one that countless others have voiced since the beginning: a suspicious disregard for keeping the public informed.
Johnny Magdaleno
8.19.14
Stuff

A Japanese Physician Is Encouraging the Evacuation of Tokyo

In Japan, reports on the levels of leaked radioactive material from the Fukushima disaster are heavily contested, which generally means things are worse than expected. We talked to Shigeru Mita, one of the only physicians in Tokyo who regularly...
Nelson Groom
2.13.14
News

Nuclear Hijacking Is More Common Than You Think

Last Monday morning, in a town north of Mexico City, six truck-jacking bandits accidentally stole pellets of cobalt-60—a highly dangerous radioactive material used for cancer treatment.
Alex Chitty
12.13.13