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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.