Researchers may soon be able to harness X-rays to analyze tiny grains of impenetrable nuclear waste.
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Our mutants, ourselves.
Why plants don't get cancer.
The nuclear meltdown killed most animals in the area, but now nature is thriving.
The reactor's makeshift tomb was only supposed to last until 2001
The tiniest cosmonauts could help develop a "sunblock" for radiation
It's time to cleanup some radioactive fallout!
It's the most immersive exploration of the site ever
That's not what we meant by population growth...
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