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The Elephants Foot of Chernobyl

22 Mar 2018

After the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident, reactor number 4, which was involved in the accident, was encased in concrete to contain the radiation and debris, creating a structure known as “the...

Beer Can Survive a Nuclear Fallout

8 Mar 2018

In 1957 the U.S. government conducted a study aptly named “The Effect of Nuclear Explosions on Commercially Packaged Beverages”. The researchers placed cans and bottles of beer and other drinks in...

Can Science Explain the New Star Wars Planet?

6 Feb 2018

Science fiction movies are usually a little more fiction than science, but you never know where you might catch a glimmer of the real world. For instance, take the bona fide space classic: Star...

Cell Phones and Wifi are Perfectly Safe

18 Jun 2017

The idea that cell phones, routers, wireless heart rate monitors, alarm clocks or pretty much any other electronic device will give you cancer is one of the most persistent fears around. The good...

Is It Really Dangerous to Use Your Phone on a Plane?

11 May 2017

The fear behind the rule of ‘no phones on planes’ is that portable electronic devices could potentially interfere via electromagnetic radiation with the measurement and navigation tools on board....

Time Conundrum

20 Mar 2017

I was fascinated by yesterdays announcement that "old light"
 revealed trace evidence in the background radiation of the earliest
  trillionth of a trillionth (and then some) of a second of the ...

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