Fukushima radiation caused serious damage to wildlife: Study

A series of studies on the biological impact of the Fukushima disaster on non-human organisms has revealed that the radiation has affected the population, genetic makeup and the repair mechanisms of birds, monkeys, butterflies, and other insects to cope with the exposure.

Self-cooling solar cells to last longer

What if a solar cell could keep itself cool even in the blistering heat of the sun?

Moon pits can protect astronauts from radiation, dust

For astronauts exploring the lunar surface, there are some habitable places where they can hide to rescue themselves from radiation, micrometeorites, dust and wild day-night temperature swings.

Mobile phones could make men infertile

Men, who keep a mobile phone in their trouser pocket, could be affected with male fertility, according to a new study led by the University of Exeter.

Don`t talk to kids on mobile: Juhi Chawla

Actress Juhi Chawla in her new role as an anti-radiation activist today advised parents not to talk to their young kids on cell-phones to preempt any risk to their health from radiation.

Radiation from early universe may help prove Einstein`s theory of general relativity

Researchers have measured the minute gravitational distortions in polarized radiation from the early universe and discovered that these ancient microwaves can provide a cosmological test of Einstein`s theory of general relativity.

Chernobyl`s birds adapting to low-levels of radiation

A new research has suggested that birds can adapt to the low-levels of radiation found near Chernobyl, where the catastrophic nuclear disaster took place in 1986.

Radiation exposure puts astronauts at risk of cognitive impairment: Study

Scientists have claimed that rats exposed to high-energy particles, simulating conditions that astronauts would face on a long-term deep space mission, show lapses in attention and slower reaction times, even when the radiation exposure is extremely low.

Tiny devices that can control nuclear reactor are here

Call it future technology as engineers from University of Utah have fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionising radiation found in a nuclear reactor.

Second radiation release indicated at New Mexico site

New air sampling data from southeastern New Mexico`s troubled nuclear waste dump indicates there has been another small radiation release.

Radiation affects 13 US nuclear plant employees

A total of 13 employees of a New Mexico underground nuclear waste site were exposed to radiation, test results showed Wednesday.

New technique enables radiation-free detection of tumours

Scientists have developed a new technique to scan young cancer patients` bodies for tumours without exposing them to radiation.

`Elevated` radioactivity at UK nuclear plant: Operators

Elevated levels of radioactivity have been detected at the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing plant in Britain and staffing there has been reduced, its operators said on Friday.

Earth`s atmosphere suffers from `nuclear hangover`

Radioactive debris caused by nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War still exist in the Earth`s atmosphere, a new study has warned.

Sun emits another `X-class` solar flare

NASA`s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured Sun emitting an X1.1 class flare in the early hours last Sunday.

No proof of health risks from cell phones, network towers: WHO

The radiation from cellular phones and their network towers pose no health risk and any impact which these could have on health were minor, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has clarified.

Radiation can pose bigger cancer risk for children: UN study

Infants and children can be more at risk than adults of developing some cancers when exposed to radiation, for example from nuclear accidents, a U.N. scientific report said on Friday.

ESA retires `Big Bang radiation absorbing` Planck space telescope

ESA`s Planck space telescope has been switched off after nearly 4.5 years soaking up the relic radiation from the Big Bang and studying the evolution of stars and galaxies throughout the history of the Universe.

Japan Mayor offers Fukushima kids home in his town

A generation ago, Dr. Akira Sugenoya performed lifesaving cancer surgery on more than 100 children after the 1986 Chernobyl catastrophe. Today, as mayor of a central Japanese city, he`s trying to avoid a repeat of his own history.

Radiation experts confirm polonium on Yasser Arafat’s clothing

Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat which "support the possibility" the veteran Palestinian leader was poisoned.