radioactivity

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
Manhattan Project

One of the Last Remaining Manhattan Project Scientists Has Died

And with him, perhaps, our nuclear sanity.
Brian Merchant
9.26.17
Power VR

Kitty Litter, Ocean Burial, Shooting It at the Sun: The Worst Ways to Stash Nuclear Waste

Humanity has come up with some unbelievably bad storage solutions for radioactive waste over the years.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.4.17
Power VR

The Plan to Build a Million-Year Nuclear Waste Dump on the Great Lakes

How to future-proof an underground vault long after we are gone.
Kate Lunau
Daniel Oberhaus
5.2.17
Health

Scientists Have Figured Out How Radioactive Your Brunch Is

A new study from researchers at North Carolina State University reveals how much radiation is emitted by everyday objects—including avocados and toast.
Daisy Meager
10.19.16
Fashion

A Rorschach-Worthy Fashion Line Wants to Protect You From Air Pollution

Designer Nikolas Bentel designed a reactive line of clothing that changes colors in the presence of toxic pollutants.
Nathaniel Ainley
7.28.16
Art

“Lightmapping” Reveals Invisible Radiation in Chernobyl & Fukushima

Greenpeace photographer Greg McNevin uses a light-painting technique to visualize lasting radiation levels.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.4.16
Film

Inside the Radioactive City Russia Doesn’t Want You to Know About

The director of documentary 'City 40' says she's lost contact with residents who risked their lives to tell their story.
Tomas Urbina
5.30.16
Health

30 Years After Chernobyl, Here’s What Radioactivity Is Doing To Wildlife

Many animals and plants still contain so much radioactivity they are unsafe for human consumption.
Timothy A. Mousseau
4.26.16
environment

30 Years After the Chernobyl Disaster, Locals Are Still Eating Radioactive Food

Next month marks the anniversary of one of the worst nuclear accidents in history and researchers have found dangerously high levels of radioactivity in grains, milk, and other foods consumed in Ukraine and Russia.
Elaisha Stokes
3.9.16
Premieres

Introducing New England Power Poppers Laika's Orbit

The four piece share a track from their upcoming debut album ‘No Matter What It Takes’ that brings to mind the classic power pop of the 70s mixed with the Marked Men.
Tim Scott
12.2.15
News

The Guy Who Caught the Internet's Favorite Giant Fish Is Bummed No One Gets It

That 'mutant fish' isn't radioactive, and the guy who caught it is bummed you don't get it.
Emiko Jozuka
9.18.15
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