Tagged: Radiation

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Alpha, Beta, Gamma: Types of Ionizing Radiation

Radiation is all around us. From radio waves transmitting information to the visible spectrum that gives our world color. Heck, even talking produces radiation in the form of sound. But what about the more dangerous forms of radiation: alpha and...

How To Date A Dinosaur Fossil

No, not that kind of dating… Rather, ‘dating’ a dinosaur bone dug out of the ground involves a series of processes that allow us to estimate just how long the thing had stuck around on this Earth. This helps us...

How A Dose Of Iodine Could Kill You (Or Save Your Life)

Reading the news seems a lot like doom and gloom these days, what with the threat of nuclear war always on the headlines. The devastation that nuclear reactions can achieve is undeniable; however their effects reach far beyond the immediate...