Fukushima radiation detected off California coast
November 12, 2014, 10:34 a.m. by Becky Oskin, LiveScience
The radioactive cesium has not been detected on beaches, and it has a brief half-life of two years which renders its danger to human and animal life fairly low.
How a viable nuclear fusion reactor really could change the world
October 24, 2014, 11:01 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
Lockheed Martin recently claimed to have designed a fusion reactor that can fit on the back of a truck. If viable, it really could change the world. Here's how...
Did kitty litter contribute to a radiation leak?
May 15, 2014, 9:34 a.m. by Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience
While clay cat litters have been used for years as a way to contain liquid spills at industrial sites, the Waste Isolation Pilot Project switched to an organic litter that was less absorbent.
Northern lights' physics could aid in nuclear fusion
May 13, 2014, 11:39 a.m. by Katia Moskvitch, LiveScience
Creating nuclear fusion on Earth involves pellets of hydrogen shot with lasers, but the heat isn't uniformly applied and the pellets become deformed, lessening their energy values.
Even a 'small' nuclear war could trigger catastrophic cooling
March 31, 2014, 10:15 a.m. by Charles Q. Choi, LiveScience
A regional nuclear conflict could cause global temperatures to drop for 25 years, contributing to decreases in rainfall and agricultural yields.
Chernobyl trees and leaves barely decomposed, study finds
March 26, 2014, 2:22 p.m. by Marc Lallanilla, LiveScience
The irradiated and undecayed leaves are primed for a wildfire that could spread radiation throughout the region.
How much radiation from Fukushima will hit the West Coast?
March 17, 2014, 2:45 p.m. by John Platt
Scientists are using crowdsourcing to test the water along the Pacific Coast of North America, a project that could predict future risks.
What's the cancer risk for those still living near Fukushima?
February 25, 2014, 11:17 a.m. by Bahar Gholipour, LiveScience
While only looking at traces of cesium, researchers say that the amount of radiation exposure matches what Japanese are exposed to from natural sources.
Worried about asteroids? Nuclear bombs could solve problem
February 18, 2014, 7:39 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
If a dangerous asteroid pops onto the radar with no time to spare, nuclear bombs may be the best way to respond.
New radiation-proof underwear can protect your privates from Fukushima fallout
October 23, 2013, 9:01 p.m. by Bryan Nelson
A Japanese company is looking to profit from continuing fears about Fukushima radiation, by selling radiation-proof underwear.
Fusion energy experiments inch closer to reality
September 30, 2013, 3:45 p.m. by Jesse Emspak, LiveScience
Scientists aren't any closer to nuclear fusion power plants, but they are getting closer to controlling the fusion explosions that generate power.
Japan to encircle Fukushima with frozen earth
September 3, 2013, 1:13 p.m.
Video: The Japanese government is pledging $500 million to build a wall of frozen earth around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which has been leaking radioactive water since it was damaged in the 2011 tsunami.