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In my ten years working with and researching it, I've encountered lots of myths.
Black women in South Africa are more likely to die from breast cancer than others.
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Late detection of breast cancer means treatment is often drastic and frightening for patients.
3D mammograms may be useful in investigating abnormalities, but as a means of routine screening, they may do more harm than good.
3D mammography is becoming more widely available, but is it superior to the traditional 2D technology for breast cancer detection? The answer isn't clear-cut.
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Russia appears to have developed a revolutionary mini-reactor able to power a missile.
Outside Earth’s protective atmosphere, there is nothing to shield astronauts from the dangerous cosmic radiation of space.
Space missions are dangerous. But when it comes to long missions, radiation may be the greatest threat to astronauts' health.
The scientific consensus is that 5G doesn’t pose a danger to our health.
Should we be concerned about the health effects of 5G? The short answer is no – there's no substantiated evidence that the electromagnetic energy used by mobile telecommunications causes harm.
Apollo Lunar Rover - Apollo 15.
Irwin with the LRV on the Moon
In its Cold War race to the moon, the US played Russian roulette with solar storms.
An abandoned hotel building in Pripyat, a few miles from Chernobyl.
Most plant life survived the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl - and they have a lack of legs to thank for it.
Radiation therapy for ringworm.
(Museum of Saint Louis Hospital, Paris, in Gérard Tilles, 'Ringworms and the Ringworm Children at the Hôpital Saint-Louis-From Medical Neglect to Bio-Social Obsession')
Many Canadians underwent radiation treatment for benign illnesses in the 1940s and 1950s. There has been no systematic investigation or education campaign to alert those patients to their increased risks of thyroid cancer today.
A ferris wheel in the deserted town of Pripyat, Ukraine.
The HBO series 'Chernobyl' has reignited interest among tourists to visit Pripyat, but growing up in the disaster's shadow has made us wary.
Different genes drive cancer growth in males and females.
Male and female tumors are different. Researchers are now hoping to exploit these sex-specific differences to treat brain cancer. This might improve survival for everyone.
No-deal preparations have been both criticised as being part of 'Project Fear' and used to show that Brexit will be disaster. Here's the history behind this kind of planning.
iThemba LABS provides support for research and training to all universities.
Neutrons can penetrate through matter, which means they can be harnessed for all sorts of important work.
U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence speaks about the creation of a United States Space Force on Aug. 9, 2018 at the Pentagon.
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Could Canadian technology play a part in the newly announced U.S. Space Force? A team at McMaster University has developed an instrument that could keep Space Force troops safe from radiation.
New research shows the risk of lung cancer slowly increases five to 10 years after a breast radiation treatment; a form of brachytherapy developed in Canada is the safest treatment to reduce this risk.
New research reveals the risks of lung cancer after breast cancer radiotherapy and identifies the best treatment to reduce these risks.
Medical imaging such as MRI can seem daunting, and perhaps even a little sci-fi.
There are many different types of medical imaging and they all pick up different things.
Cosmic radiation is much higher today than it was during the Apollo era.
Workers at Fukushima in January 2018.
On March 11, 2011, a nuclear disaster struck Japan. Translated testimony by the power plant's manager reveals how close the world came to a greater catastrophe -- and how much there is to be learned.
Nuclear reactors line the bank of the Columbia River at the Hanford site in 1960.
During the Cold War, the US built nuclear weapons at a network of secretive sites across the nation. Some are still heavily polluted and threaten public health today.
Visitors to Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea at the border of North Korea and South Korea on Jan. 1, 2018.
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The Trump administration shelved its plans for a 'bloody nose' attack while the Olympics in South Korea were under way. With the games over, it's time to consider the consequences of a strike.