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Here Are The True Radiation Dangers In Your Environment

People are terrified that they’re being exposed to radiation all the time, whether from distant nuclear accident or the mobile devices snuggled against their heads. Generally, they are wrong. Here are the most radioactive objects in the world around you, and the truth about which ones cause health problems.


Stop Freaking Out: Fukushima Isn't Mutating The Daisies

A picture of some deformed plant sex organs is alarming people all over the internet this week. The photo, taken by Twitter user @san_kaido, shows a bunch of daisies that look like conjoined twins. The accompanying tweet describes their twisted, ribbonlike appearance, and reports a radiation reading for the spot.


The Best Way To Map Radiation? Bento Boxes Stuffed With Geiger Counters

Back in 2011, a team of volunteers crammed Geiger counters into bento-shaped boxes to map the radiation following the Fukushima meltdown. It turned into the biggest collection of radiation data in history. Next up: tackling air pollution.


Should Fukushima's Radioactive Water Just Be Dumped In The Ocean? 

There is no permanent solution for Fukushima’s radioactive water, which has been leaking out of storage tanks again and again. Could the best option actually be just letting all into the ocean?


How Long Can You Stay In Space... And What Happens After That?

We don’t fully know the answer. But every crew that resides on the International Space Station provides us information that we use to adjust our protocols and that extends that period of time. Let’s take a closer look.


Watching Uranium Emit Radiation Inside A Cloud Chamber Is Mesmerising

Video: Here’s a really neat, classic experiment that’s always fun to see. When you place uranium inside a cloud chamber, you can see it decay and emit bits of radiation. It’s like seeing little alpha particle torpedoes shooting out in every direction, leaving a trail behind.


Fukushima Is Teaching Us How Radioactivity Spreads

After the nuclear meltdown at Fukushima, scientists began a massive effort to monitor radioactive contamination of food grown nearby. And one good thing did come out of it — we learned how radioactivity moves through the ecosystem.


Crippled Fukushima Plant Just Leaked Radiation 70 Times What Is Normal

Fukushima is Japan’s radiation nightmare that just won’t go away. Ever since March 2011, the damaged plant has been riddled with leaks and cleanup setbacks. Now Tepco, the operator of the damaged facility, says they have recorded spikes between 50-70 times above average readings in the gutters that pour water into a nearby bay.


Ukrainian Wildfires May Bring Chernobyl's Radiation Back To Life

The legacy of the world’s worst nuclear accident lives on — and it might be causing new problems, according to researchers from the Norwegian Institute for Air Research.


Take A Tour Of The Most Radioactive Places On Earth

People do some pretty dumb things for YouTube videos. Derek Muller does them for the sake of science, though. The host of Veritasium, a YouTube channel about science, recently visited the most radioactive places on Earth for a TV show about how Uranium and radioactivity affected the modern world. And he lived to tell about it.


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