Posts in: radiation

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