The Nazi atomic effort relied on work done in this remote lab.
Feb. 28 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Gunnerside. A stealthy group of skiing commandos took out a crucial Nazi facility and stopped Hitler from getting the atomic bomb.
Cleanup crew search for radioactive debris.
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In what came to be known as the Thule incident, an American bomber crashed in Greenland, spreading radioactive wreckage across 3 square miles of a frozen fjord. Denmark was not happy.
Students from this 2016 photo work at computers inside Buffalo’s Bennett High School – one of five high schools being redesigned with a focus on specialty programming, such as computer science or solar energy. The goal is to position students to land well-paying jobs being created amid a surge in economic development in the city.
Unlike the days of old, career and technical education in today's high schools doesn't really prepare students for work. Researchers at Georgetown University explain why CTE must be revamped.
For many Americans, there is no such thing as affordable housing in today’s real estate market.
Slashing government spending on housing and scrapping a key financing option for new units would make it harder than ever for low-income Americans to keep a roof over their heads.
Marie Curie in one of her mobile X-ray units in October 1917.
During World War I, Marie Curie left her lab behind, inventing a mobile X-ray unit that could travel to the battlefront and training 150 women to operate these 'Little Curies.'
A federal housing incentive could have untapped potential.
With some tinkering, a federal tax credit that encourages developers to create new units that low-income Americans can afford to rent might yield other benefits.
Captain, we’re being pummeled by cosmic rays!
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The true radiation risk from commercial flying has nothing to do with security scans. A radiation expert explains how much cancer risk the most frequent of flyers take on when they take to the skies.
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Yoga programs specifically designed to heal girls' trauma are showing results in facilities across the country. Here's how.
A vigil for the victims of an attack at Manchester Arena on May 23, 2017.
A professor at Georgetown University answers three common questions about terrorism and political violence.
Trump and Lavrov in the Oval Office on May 10, 2017. (Russian Foreign Ministry via AP)
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Whispering secrets is a sign of a lack of trust.
Rules imposed after the 9/11 attacks can obstruct aid to Somalia’s internally displaced people.
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Rules imposed after 9/11 and still on the books are getting in the way of delivering aid to conflict zones. In countries like Yemen and Syria, it could mean the difference between life and death.
It will be quick and it will be hot.
1967 promotional image for the Amana Radarange
It's been five decades of microwave popcorn and piping hot leftovers in home kitchens. A serendipitous discovery helped engineers harness radar to create this now ubiquitous timesaving appliance.
Australia must think differently about its relationship with the US under Donald Trump.
Australian and American leaders over the years have, from time to time, disagreed or said things to cause embarrassment. But, for the most part, such disagreements have been kept out of the limelight.
At CIA headquarters on Jan. 17, Trump said the ‘dishonest media’ made it appear he was having a feud with the intel community.
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The president, the press and the public have misguided ideas about how intelligence is produced and analyzed. A Georgetown professor sets us straight.
Denmark is considered the happiest country in the world.
Increasing well-being is generally accepted as one of the essential components of social progress. But which measure of well-being – if any – should we use ?
Pocket your phone without worry.
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Did your holiday gift list include radiation-shielding undies to protect your privates from cellphone radio waves? A radiation expert explains they're unnecessary – your phone won't affect your fertility.
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What will Donald Trump do for women as president? Republicans want to curb abortion rights, but Trump could break new ground and win female support by delivering on child care and paid family leave.
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Back in the early 1900s, if you felt a bit sluggish you could reach for a beverage enhanced with radioactive elements to really add some pep to your step. It wouldn't be a healthy choice, though.
Autophagy lets neurons clear out harmful proteins.
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Yoshinori Ohsumi's research on autophagy – a process that lets cells clear out harmful materials – brought biology and medicine closer to finding treatments for chronic and deadly diseases.
Could we use Cold War fallout shelters?
Is the U.S. prepared for nuclear attacks from terrorists or rogue nations? A radiation expert explains how Cold War-style fallout shelters could help protect us from this growing threat.