April 28, 2015

8:31 PM | Camera Traps Reveal What’s Happening As Wildlife Reclaims Chernobyl
It was the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident, but despite more than 25 years of ongoing research into the radiological consequences for the environment, scientists have failed to come to a consensus on the effects of the Chernobyl disaster…Source: … Continue reading →

April 23, 2015

11:00 AM | Radio Electron...
An electron in a magnetic field will turn circles and emit radiation. Adrian Cho - Science MagTopics: Cyclotron, Electromagnetism, Neutrinos, Particle Physics, RadiationPhysicists have long known that charged particles like electrons will spiral in a magnetic field and give off radiation. But nobody had ever detected the radio waves emanating from a single whirling electron—until now. The striking new technique researchers used to do it might someday help particle physicists answer a […]

April 20, 2015

3:20 PM | What The Hell Is This Strange Green Glow Inside The Fukushima Plant?
A second robotic probe has investigated the interior of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. Using its onboard camera, it sent back eerie images of the plant’s interior, including what appears to be a mysterious green glow. Read more...

April 16, 2015

5:40 PM | Ep. 373: Becquerel Experiment (Radiation)
Antoine Henri Becquerel discovered radioactivity completely by accident when he exposed a chunk of uranium to a photographic plate. This opened up a whole new field of research to uncover the source of the mysterious energy. Download the show [MP3] | Jump to Shownotes | Jump to Transcript This episode is sponsored by: Swinburne Astronomy Online, […]
6:24 AM | Episode 218 – Wrong in Space
00:00:00 – Turns out our excitement of the detection of really old gravity waves was a bit premature, mostly because it didn’t exactly happen. Ben explains. A duck appears. The next segment begins. 00:22:36 – Ryan kicks things off by going with a Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger from his local brewery Altitude (but don’t expect […]

April 13, 2015

3:50 PM | DNews: Do We Have Anything to Fear From X-Rays?
We get them during routing dental exams and we get zapped with them in the emergency room -- what's a little radiation, right? Julia explains how X-rays work their magic and recounts how they were discovered.

April 10, 2015

7:51 PM | Black holes don’t erase information, scientists say
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Shred a document, and you can piece it back together. Burn a book, and you could theoretically do the same. But send information into a black hole, […]

April 08, 2015

1:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Wade Allison
Special thanks to Wade Allison for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – Radiation and Reason: The Impact of Science on a Culture of Fear Wade Allison is a Fellow of Keble College and Emeritus Professor […]
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