radiation

Marie Curie’s Deadly Discovery

When Marie Curie discovered radium in 1898, she changed the early 20th century.

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Fukushima Radiation: Deformed flowers show the cost of radiation on our These

This sad image is showing the cost of the Fukushima disaster on the world’s wildlife.

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Heroic man braves Fukushima’s radiation to feed animals in the exclusion zone

Single human resident of Japan’s contaminated wasteland chooses animals over radiation risk

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Fukushima: Where have all the children gone?

Three years on, the children of Japan’s Fukushima district are forced to retreat indoors to play, for fear of exposure to radiation.

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Mobile phones and our health: playing it safe

From about 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday, my husband is on his mobile phone. Of course, he is not […]

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Fukushima threatens Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic bid

Tokyo is at risk of losing its 2020 Olympic Games tender after radiation readings at Fukushima soar to all-time high.

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Vanessa Wyder: Cruising for a Cure

Two-times Hodgkin’s survivor Vanessa Wyder had 27 sessions of chemotherapy, 48 session of radiation, and a stem cell transplant. She chats to us about her hopes to raise $1 million for Cruisin 4 a Cure.

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Beach trend alert: the facekini

Hitting the beaches of China’s Shandong province is the “facekini” craze that protects its wearer from much disdained UV radiation

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Researchers find an avocado a day keeps the doctor away

Researchers say avocado oil could help with diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. Known for its cholesterol-fighting properties, the scientists say it contains antioxidants that protect from damage caused by pollution and radiation.

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New technique brings cancer screening into sharper focus

A new imaging technique called photo-acoustic tomography combines the properties of light and sound to give doctors a powerful tool to detect cancer earlier than ever before. Its developers say the technique can also be performed without radiation.

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GALLERY: Japan marks 1 year tsunami anniversary

It has been almost one year since a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan, unleashing a terrifying tsunami. The wall of water caused widespread destruction, left almost 22,000 people dead or missing and triggered a nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

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