1. On this day in 1898, having recently discovered polonium, future Nobel Prize winners Marie and Pierre Curie discovered the radioactive chemical element radium, a silvery white metal that would be used to treat cancer
  2. A Slow-Rolling Disaster in Fracking Country Ex-employees at “West Virginia’s Chernobyl” speak out on lethal cancers, regulatory failure and contaminated drinking water. At the shuttered West Virginia plant, radioactive waste remains piled into abandoned dumpsters and left in pits a
  3. Nuclear weapons testing cause of radioactivity in wild boars

    A new study has found that nuclear weapons tests during the Cold War are a major cause of high levels of radioactivity in central Europe's wild boar population. The radioactivity found in wild boars has previously been blamed on the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. But the new research con