Chinese American physicist Wu worked on the Manhattan Project and performed groundbreaking experiments throughout her long career.
The element was discovered in the fallout of a thermonuclear blast.
The study of neutrinos produced within the Earth’s interior provides a better understanding of the radioactivity of our planet.
Japan’s plan is a terrible idea, but so is our government’s plan to send nuclear waste to South Australia temporarily.
Documentary or drama? The HBO/Sky series is gripping watching, but sometimes facts make way for artistic licence.
The HBO series ‘Chernobyl’ has reignited interest among tourists to visit Pripyat, but growing up in the disaster’s shadow has made us wary.
With its strange bluish glow and cancer-killing qualities, meet the wundermetal that became one of the great cautionary tales of modern times.
Alongside their famous dangers, radioactive materials have many beneficial uses. With as many more predicted as have already been discovered, nuclear physicists are searching for more isotopes.
Former Russian spies Alexander Litvinenko and Sergei Skripal were both poisoned – one polonium, the other by Novichok. Now that there’s been another nerve agent case, what’s the difference?
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.
Scientists have finally been able to prove that thunder and lightning drive nuclear reactions.
Good science isn’t rooted in chance. It’s based on people with expertise being in the right place at the right time, equipped with enough knowledge to know what they’re looking at.
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.
On September 27, 1956, an atomic mushroom cloud rose above the Maralinga plain - the first of seven British bomb tests. Why was Australia so keen to put UK military interests ahead of its own people?
The relentless pursuit of showy flowers for garden display – as seen at Chelsea Flower Show – has seen some odd uses of radiation and chemicals .
The meltdown at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 exposed 572 million people to radiation. No other nuclear accident holds a candle to that level of public health impact.
Estimating health impacts after a nuclear accident is more complicated than you might think.
Polonium’s chemical properties made it the ideal secret weapon for the assassins of Alexander Litvinenko.
Australia has been trying to construct a new nuclear storage site for the past thirty-five years without success.
News of the Hiroshima bombing spread quickly to the US public but, thanks to science fiction writers, atomic bombs were discussed more before the war began than during it.