Early and repeated exposure to X-rays and CT scans may increase the chance of testicular cancer. The findings support the use of more testicular shielding.
Nov. 19, 2020 • ~5 min
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Humans have been living on the International Space Station for two full decades. So what comes next for this ailing technology, and what does it mean for future International ventures in space?
Nov. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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While long-term exposure of lower levels of radiation for wildlife around Chernobyl is still being debated, new research provides insight into the effects on bumblebee populations.
Nov. 4, 2020 • ~7 min
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Researchers are developing tattoo inks that do more than make pretty colors. Some can sense chemicals, temperature and UV radiation, setting the stage for tattoos that diagnose health problems.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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What if there was another nuclear incident in the US? A disaster management scholar looks back at the history of nuclear events to assess the risk.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~13 min
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Duckweed is an incredible, radiation-fighting astronaut food – and by changing how it is grown, we made it better
Duckweed is the perfect space food: small, fast-growing and nutritious. By studying how light levels changed the production of radiation-fighting antioxidants, researchers made it even better.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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A restart of nuclear testing offers little scientific value to the US and would benefit other countries
Seventy-five years after the first nuclear detonation and nearly 30 years since testing was banned, the US is considering resuming live nuclear testing.
July 14, 2020 • ~10 min
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Radiation from space may have left a mark on early life, researchers say. It could explain chirality, or why molecules have left- and right-handed versions.
June 5, 2020 • ~8 min
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A new material allows for better monitoring of X-ray radiation, researchers report. That could give a boost to medical imaging or even airport security.
May 6, 2020 • ~3 min
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