Meltdown Mining

Coinhive Says Meltdown Patches Didn’t Affect Monero Mining

Some Monero CPU miners were concerned that Meltdown patches would affect their hashrate. Coinhive says they haven’t noticed any problems.
Daniel Oberhaus

Relax, the Meltdown and Spectre CPU Patches Aren't Messing With Your Frame Rates

Your ability to crush noobs won’t be impeded.
Matthew Gault

What Was the ‘Blue Flash’ Some Saw at Chernobyl? New Study Challenges Timeline

Over 31 years after the worst nuclear accident in history, mysteries still remain in the fallout.
Becky Ferreira
Radioactive Dogs

Please Do Not Pet the Radioactive Puppies of Chernobyl

Fallout dogs IRL.
Becky Ferreira

Unsafe Nuclear Waste Management May Put Eight Million Americans at Risk

Experts say the nuclear industry and Congress have put pressures on regulators to lowball the risk of nuclear accidents.
Daniel Oberhaus

Canada’s Nuclear Province Isn’t Ready for Its Fukushima, Critics Say

Ontario has launched a public consultation on its nuclear emergency plan.
Kate Lunau
Motherboard Blog

Meet Japan's "Liquidators," the Depressed, Radiated Workers Who Make $60 a Day to Dismantle Fukushima

"Fukushima reactor dismantler" is officially the world's worst job.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Two Years After Fukushima, a Culture of Mistrust Grows in Japan

Filmmaker Itai Keshet's new short documentary looks at the fallout of Fukushima two years later. Motherboard has the exclusive, and an interview with the director.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

There Are 26 Nuclear Power Plants in Hurricane Sandy's Path

If it knocks out power to any of the power plants that lie directly in its path, the frankenstorm of the century will ruin Tuesday, too. Heck, a nuclear meltdown would probably screw up the entire week.
Adam Clark Estes