While US personnel in Japan have been issued with supplies of potassium iodide in the event that they need treatment for radiation sickness, it's very much a last-ditch solution.
Radiation from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant is already reaching the US, and is more difficult to predict than the weather, say University of Maryland atmospheric scientists.
The Philippine government has been forced to issue a denial, following the spread of a hoax SMS message warning of a radiation hazard to the country.
The debate over whether cellphones affect the brain rumbles on. The latest study shows a measurable effect on brain activity - but one which may or may not be harmful, say the team.
Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a new type of radiation detection and measurement device that they believe can make cleanup faster, cheaper and more thorough.
Lots of experts doubt whether the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) backscatter porno scanner machines are safe. According to Boing Boing, the skeptics may be right because the TSA has no way to test its scanners.
Researchers in the potato state of Idaho say that they’ve developed a new kind of solar cell that can produce electricity even at night, promising to create a new form of renewable energy.
Air crew and frequent fliers could run health risks from space weather, according to a report from insurers Lloyds.
A prominent scientist who decoded the human genome has hypothesized that recruiting genetically enhanced astronauts could help boost NASA's manned spaceflight program into warp speed.
San Francisco is known for doing some pretty crazy things, and now it has really peeved off the organization that represents the mobile phone industry with a crazy new radiation law.
Pregnant women who live near a cell phone mast are no more likely to have a baby that later develops cancer, says a study in the British Medical Journal.
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a law requiring retailers to display the amount of radiation emitted by cellphones. It's likely to become law after a ten-day comment period.
Cellphones could be to blame for the sharp decline in honeybee populations, according to Indian scientists.
NASA is preparing to launch the first human-like robot to space as part of the Discovery STS-133 mission planned for September.
A recent discovery by a team of Hewlett Packard researchers could eventually help redefine the capabilities, speed and capacity of conventional memory.
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has found that at least four recently launched smartphones emit some of the "highest radiation" on the market.