The power plant’s sixth reactor has been shut down, all but eliminating the risk of a nuclear meltdown. But fighting at the site could still release radioactive material.
Artillery shelling, stressed-out technicians and power supply disruptions increase the chances of catastrophe at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, Europe’s largest.
Hiding in plain sight, they’re subtle reminders that we’re being watched, tracked, studied.
Extracting and storing human body heat we generate could improve building sustainability while cutting bills.
Russia isn’t a major producer of uranium, but it handles a large share of the steps that turn it into nuclear fuel. That makes it a major player in this globalized industry.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats have the world on edge, but so far, long-standing arms control measures have helped keep the situation from getting out of control.
The level of danger posed by the Chernobyl power cut depends on how long it lasts.
The world held its collective breath as Russian troops battled Ukrainian forces at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. The battle is over and no radiation escaped, but the danger is far from over.
With Russian troops rolling through the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine, a biologist who studies wildlife in the area describes the risks of disturbing this radioactive landscape.
Heavy military vehicles may have kicked up radioactive soil around Chornobyl, and with fighting nearby there’s a danger of harming the concrete shelter containing the radiation of the leaking reactor.
Experts in nuclear power and nuclear medicine worry that fears of radiation will keep us relying on fossil fuels for longer.
A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer means having cancer for the rest of one’s life – a situation with very different needs and concerns compared to earlier stages of the disease.
People are exposed to toxic substances – like pesticides, chemicals in plastics and radiation – every day. A growing body of research shows that this exposure is causing a decline in male fertility.
Humans have been living on the International Space Station for two full decades. So what comes next for this ailing technology, and what does it mean for future International ventures in space?
While long-term exposure of lower levels of radiation for wildlife around Chernobyl is still being debated, new research provides insight into the effects on bumblebee populations.
These caused untold health problems for Aboriginal people and Pacific Islanders who were at the highest risk of radiation
Japan’s plan is a terrible idea, but so is our government’s plan to send nuclear waste to South Australia temporarily.
What if there was another nuclear incident in the US? A disaster management scholar looks back at the history of nuclear events to assess the risk.
Seventy-five years after the first nuclear detonation and nearly 30 years since testing was banned, the US is considering resuming live nuclear testing.
Duckweed is the perfect space food: small, fast-growing and nutritious. By studying how light levels changed the production of radiation-fighting antioxidants, researchers made it even better.