By using an unusual method of carbon dating from past nuclear bomb testings, scientists have determined that a 400-year-old Greenland shark is officially the world's longest living vertebrate.
The UK is caught between the rift of the US and Russia with regard to nuclear saber-rattling. And the most affected party will be Major Tim Peake who is about to re-enter Earth on June aboard Russia's Souyuz rocket.
Scientists and researchers are studying the effects of contaminated environments on animals. After decades of devastation due to nuclear radiation, they've found that Chernobyl, site of the world's most historically catastrophic nuclear accident, now appears to be a refuge and breeding ground for wild animals whose populations have shown an increase in numbers despite the contamination in the area. The question now is, if animal life can return to the area, can people eventually repopulate the once barren wasteland and survive?
A new study by Oregon State University (OSU) researchers reports that albacore tuna caught off the Pacific Northwest coast have trace amounts of radiation linked to the 2011 explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Japan.