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moon radiation

The Moon’s surface is heavily radioactive

September 25th, 2020

Researchers have determined that the surface of the Moon is highly radioactive due to a combination of factors. The surface of the Moon is approximately two to three times as radioactive as the International Space Station, and up to 1,000 times as radioactive as the surface of Earth. The data was gathered by the Chinese …

cell phone radiation

Smartphones and Wi-Fi are killing vital insects

September 21st, 2020

An analysis of over 80 studies shows a direct link between mobile phone and Wi-Fi radiation and declining insect populations. Radiation can affect insects at the cellular level and cause serious problems with their behavior and health. There is no clear solution, as we’re unlikely to give up our mobile communications any time soon. Mobile …

Coronavirus Treatment

Doctors found an intriguing new way to treat coronavirus infections

August 29th, 2020

Doctors in Israel will try a novel coronavirus therapy on a limited number of patients. Unlike other studies, the new COVID-19 protocol involves a procedure that’s used regularly in cancer therapy. Anecdotal evidence showed that low-dose radiation therapy (LDRT) could improve the condition of patients with pneumonia symptoms, including COVID-19 patients. Researchers are looking to …

radiation europe

Radiation levels in Europe are rising, and nobody knows why

June 29th, 2020

Radioactive material is drifting toward northern Europe from the direction of Russia, raising questions over the country’s several nuclear power plants. Russia formally denied that anything was wrong, stating via its state-owned media agency that the reactors were working as intended. Russia’s sketchy history with nuclear power and coverups has led to plenty of skepticism. …

chernobyl fungi

Radiation-hungry fungi found in Chernobyl reactor could save astronauts

February 9th, 2020

The nuclear reactor meltdown at Chernobyl was a devastating blow to the region, forcing mass evacuations and necessitating a cleanup effort that remains ongoing to this day. It was a tragedy, but over the years it’s produced some very interesting scientific opportunities, and one of the most intriguing came with the discovery of a type …

space travel cancer

Space travel could give astronauts cancer while weakening their immune systems

January 29th, 2019

There are countless hurdles preventing mankind from openly exploring the Solar System with manned missions. The challenges that are often talked about the most relate to limitations of existing spaceflight technology, but it may ultimately be the human body that delays our first-person exploration of space. Researchers have long believed that sending manned missions beyond …