Radioactive diamonds are turned into batteries that last for thousands of years
November 30, 2016, 9:30 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
They might sound a little pricey, but these might be the longest lasting batteries ever created.
Radioactive wild boars wreak havoc on Japanese farmland
April 20, 2016, 5:16 p.m. by Matt Hickman
Nuclear fallout has benefitted the beasts, considered as both tasty and fearsome in Japanese culture.
Japan activates its subterranean Fukushima ice wall
April 3, 2016, 3:16 p.m. by Michael d'Estries
Advanced refrigeration system, nearly a mile long, is meant to keep contaminated water from the damaged nuclear plant from escaping into the sea.
Highest concentrations of Fukushima radiation in U.S. waters detected near San Francisco
December 10, 2015, 3:57 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Even years after the onset of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, radiation is still making its way across the Pacific.
Stepping inside the nuclear red zones of Fukushima
October 1, 2015, 6:30 a.m. by Catie Leary
An eye-opening photo essay documents the haunting towns that were forcibly abandoned following the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.
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.