Posts in: radiation

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

Why fungi adapt so well to life in space

In many ways, these little microbes are better prepared for space travel than we are

By | Posted March 7, 2018

Space travel disclaimer: You might die from cancer

Space travel disclaimer: You might die from cancer

Enthusiasm to send people to Mars may dampen knowing the health risks of exposure to space radiation — something we still don’t know how to fix

By | Posted October 16, 2017

What the heck is carbon dating?

What the heck is carbon dating?

A primer on paleontologists’ favorite time-stamping technique

By | Posted July 31, 2017

A computer’s addled memory

A computer’s addled memory

Cosmic radiation can cause laptop failures and more

By | Posted July 17, 2017

Unfazed by radiation

Unfazed by radiation

NASA takes it seriously but Elon Musk is undaunted

By | Posted October 21, 2016

Proton therapy and the future of cancer

Proton therapy and the future of cancer

You’ve heard the hype, but how does it actually work?

By | Posted January 9, 2016

Auroras, exoplanets, and sleepy monks

Auroras, exoplanets, and sleepy monks

Our favorites from the week

By | Posted November 18, 2011