The Trump administration’s Environmental Protection Agency solicited the advice of a controversial toxicologist, Edward Calabrese, to consider changes to how it regulates radiation.
By Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress, The Conversation
The Trump administration is turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight.
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press
In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, cesium-137 made its way through the atmosphere to vineyards in Napa Valley. But the small amount of radiation poses more of a threat to wine counterfeiters than to your body.
By Amanda Grennell
Recognition of the risks posed by UV rays has motivated chemists to study what’s going on in our cells when they’re in the sun – and devise modern ways to ward off that damage.
By Kerry Hanson, The Conversation
By Timothy J. Jorgensen for The Conversation
Do male cellphone users really risk infertility due to radiation?…
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
Radiation exposure on a deep space journey to Mars could cause long-term brain damage, based on research from the University of California-Irvine School of Medicine.
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
The new study of cancer risk from cellphones marks a big change in what researchers think they know about the dangers — which is why it’s sure to get an extra close look from scientists, industry, and government regulators.
By PBS NewsHour
Bells tolled 30 times in Kiev on Tuesday, once for each year since the world's worst nuclear disaster. Fallout from Chernobyl haunts Europe: It’s estimated that long-term radiation effects will claim at least 9,000 lives. Science correspondent Miles O'Brien offers…
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