Bavarian wild boars have remained radioactive despite levels of contaminants falling in other species. Scientists have now discovered the reason for this — truffles contaminated by the fallout from Cold War nuclear weapons tests.
Explosions, both natural and man-made, have caused awe and terror for centuries. Here are 10 of the biggest recorded blasts.
The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion resulted in the most horrific nuclear disaster in the world.
Chernobyl frogs' evolution shows how they have adapted to live with higher radiation by turning black.
Recently unearthed footage that documented the aftermath of the Chernobyl accident remained hidden for decades.
Reference Geiger counters use the natural process of ionization to detect and measure radiation levels
During Russia's invasion of the city of Chernobyl in Ukraine, looters stole radioactive material from a radiation monitoring laboratory near the city's defunct nuclear power plant.
Russian troops have captured the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which still contains nuclear waste that could pose a threat to the surrounding area.
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