Dirty bomb ingredients go missing from Chornobyl monitoring lab | Science

When the lights went out at Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant on March 9, the Russian soldiers holding Ukrainian workers at gunpoint became the least of Anatolii Nosovskyi’s worries. More urgent was the possibility of a radiation accident at the decommissioned plant. If the plant’s emergency generators ran out of fuel, the ventilators that keep explosive … Read more

You live on time bomb – Geological Authority warns Weija residents

The Ghana Geological Survey Authority (GGSA) has warned that people around the Weija Ridge and Reservoir are living on a time bomb which is ticking away every day as the human activities on the mountains pose a great risk to their lives and property. The authority explained that the sand winning and rock blasting activities … Read more

1 ‘Oppenheimer’ Star Refused Science Lessons While Preparing for the Atom Bomb Drama

In Christopher Nolan’s upcoming J. Robert Oppenheimer biopic, Oppenheimer, Cillian Murphy steps into the role of the titular theoretical physicist. And while Oppenheimer’s world-changing scientific work is at the center of the movie’s story, Murphy admitted he isn’t taking any science lessons to prepare for the part. ‘Oppenheimer’ tells the story of the father of … Read more

How Far Away Would You Need to Be to Survive a Nuclear Blast?

It’s been nearly 80 years since two nuclear bombs were detonated over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing at least 129,000 people, and causing devastating, long-term health effects. To date, those are the only instances of nuclear weapons being used for warfare, but the reality is there are roughly 12,700 warheads remaining in … Read more

Stunning Views From Space Reveal the Explosive Development of the Nor’easter Bomb Cyclone

Tens of millions of people are finally digging out from the record-setting storm that dumped at least a foot of snow from Maryland to Maine and into Canada’s Maritime Provinces. With near-hurricane-strength winds in places, the ferocious bomb cyclone caused vast power outages. It was unfortunately tied to the deaths of at least two people. … Read more

What Actually Is a ‘Bomb Cyclone’? An Atmospheric Scientist Explains

A cyclone bomb is a large, intense storm of medium width that has low pressure in the center, weather fronts and a range of related weather conditions, from thunderstorms to strong thunderstorms to heavy rainfall. It becomes a bomb when its central pressure drops very rapidly – by at least 24 millibars in 24 hours. … Read more