Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Radiation For Years

A park safety manager reveals that three buckets of uranium ore were sitting in a museum storage basement, starting in 2000.
Becky Ferreira
Atoms For Peace

Nuclear Energy Programs Rarely Lead to Nuclear Weapons

Policy experts and heads of states have wrung their hands about the weaponization of nuclear energy programs for decades.
Daniel Oberhaus
Power VR

Why Canada Is Selling Advanced Nuclear Reactors to China

Future reactors might be powered by thorium, a long-held nuclear dream.
Tomas Urbina
Major Lazer

Scientists Are Trying to Detect Enriched Uranium From Miles Away With Friggin' Lasers

It one day could be attached to a drone and used to discover covert uranium enrichment facilities.
Daniel Oberhaus

The First Nuclear Reactor Lived Under Some Bleachers by a Football Field

Happy birthday to Chicago Pile-1. Rest in peace.
Michael Byrne

The Farm Runoff Feedback Loop Is Turning Aquifers Radioactive

Researchers have linked spiking groundwater uranium levels to agricultural runoff.
Michael Byrne
Motherboard Blog

Greenland Has Melted So Much That We Can Mine It for Uranium Now

Greenland's parliament just voted to allow Australia and China to start mining its freshly exposed islands for uranium and rare earth metals.
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Will China Get the Grand Canyon's Uranium?

Congressional Republicans tried to open the Grand Canyon to uranium mining last year, and everyone and their mother revolted. It was such a hideously unpopular idea that Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar ceremoniously signed a moratorium on all...
Brian Merchant
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros: Founders Make the Best Leaders, Obama Caves Again, Space Junk Problem Reaches Tipping Point

h3. One: Engineers of China's record breaking submersible have "never even seen a submersible before":http://spectrum.ieee.org/green-tech/mass-transit/chinas-research-sub-to-attempt-record-dive/0 (IEEE Spectrum) h3. Zero: The New York Times' "smart...
Ones Zeros