May 2, 2015

Space radiation may harm astronauts' brains: study

Flying people to deep space — like to Mars or an asteroid — is high on NASA’s wish list, but research on mice suggested Friday that extended radiation exposure permanently harms the brain. Central nervous system damage and cognitive impairment were observed in lab ...

Apr 25, 2015

Radioactive soil removed from Tokyo park

Workers have removed radioactive soil from a Tokyo playground where extremely high radiation levels had frightened local residents for days, official said. Soil underneath a slide at the municipal park in the Ikebukuro district showed radiation readings of up to 480 microsieverts per hour. ...

Stolen radioactive material recovered in Mexico

Apr 23, 2015

Stolen radioactive material recovered in Mexico

A small container of radioactive material that was stolen last week in southeastern Mexico was found Wednesday abandoned under a pedestrian bridge, resolving the fourth such theft since 2013. The April 13 theft of the toolbox-sized container carrying the Iridium-192 capsule in Cardenas, Tabasco ...