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No Transgenerational Effects of Chernobyl Radiation Found
No Transgenerational Effects of Chernobyl Radiation Found
The genomes of the children of people exposed to fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident appear to carry no trace of the incident.
No Transgenerational Effects of Chernobyl Radiation Found
No Transgenerational Effects of Chernobyl Radiation Found

The genomes of the children of people exposed to fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident appear to carry no trace of the incident.

The genomes of the children of people exposed to fallout from the Chernobyl nuclear accident appear to carry no trace of the incident.

Fukushima
Blood Cell Counts Low in Fukushima Monkeys
Bob Grant | Jul 29, 2014 | 2 min read
Wild primates living near the site of 2011’s tsunami-spawned nuclear disaster are showing physiological signs of radiation exposure.
Fukushima Chief Dies
Dan Cossins | Jul 11, 2013 | 1 min read
Nuclear engineer in charge at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi power plant during the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl dies at age 58.
 
Little Cancer Risk from Fukushima
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2013 | 2 min read
A new report from the World Health Organization predicts only very minimal increases in cancer risk for residents in the vicinity of the nuclear disaster.
Japan’s Nuclear Reboot Stalled
Bob Grant | Feb 7, 2013 | 2 min read
Regulators are warning that the Asian country’s nuclear power infrastructure may still be vulnerable to earthquakes.
Radiation Still High Around Fukushima
Dan Cossins | Nov 15, 2012 | 2 min read
Continued leaks, run off from land, and contaminated sediment on the ocean floor are causing radioactivity levels to remain high in the seas around Fukushima.
More Mutations in Fukushima Butterflies
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 15, 2012 | 1 min read
Researchers have found an increase in butterflies with unusual wing shapes, legs, and antennae than before the nuclear disaster.
Fish Transport Fukushima Radiation
Megan Scudellari | May 28, 2012 | 3 min read
Radioactive particles from the Fukushima nuclear disaster provide an unexpected way to track migratory marine species.
Fukushima Risk Less Than Feared
Sabrina Richards | May 24, 2012 | 1 min read
Cancers due to radiation will not increase in Japan, according to studies conducted in the wake of the 2011 nuclear disaster.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2012 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2012 | 2 min read
March 2012's selection of notable quotes
One Year On
Nick Beresford and Jordi Vives i Batlle | Mar 1, 2012 | 3 min read
Some thoughts about the ecological fallout from Fukushima
Fukushima Cruise Results In
Sabrina Richards | Feb 24, 2012 | 1 min read
Scientists find radioactive elements 600 kilometers from Fukushima—but levels are not harmful to human health.
Fukushima Birds Affected
Sabrina Richards | Feb 9, 2012 | 1 min read
Radiation in Fukushima Prefecture is reducing bird populations less than 1 year since the nuclear disaster.
Japan Declares Fukushima Stable
Bob Grant | Dec 19, 2011 | 1 min read
The Japanese Prime Minister brings a measure of closure to the accidents at the crippled nuclear power plant.
Monkeys Track Radiation
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 16, 2011 | 1 min read
Scientists near the Fukushima plant are equipping wild monkeys with radiation collars to get better sense of their exposure in the wild.
Radiation Maps for Japan
Ruth Williams | Nov 14, 2011 | 3 min read
Researchers map the fallout from Fukushima.
Fukushima Radiation Worse Then Feared
Bob Grant | Oct 26, 2011 | 1 min read
A new analysis suggests that more radioactive contaminants were released from the crippled nuclear power plant then accounted for in official Japanese estimates.
Less Money for Nuclear
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 3, 2011 | 1 min read
Japan passes over nuclear power as it increases spending on scientific research.
All aboard the Fukushima cruise
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 6, 2011 | 1 min read
Scientists take to the seas to study the effects of Fukushima radiation on local marine life.
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