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Wall Street Journal: Chernobyl Gets a New Giant Anti-Leak Cover

A giant anti-radiation shield started to be moved over Chernobyl nuclear power plant’s melted reactor, at the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident more than 30 years ago. The cover is more than 350 feet tall and more than 530 feet long. Photo: Getty Images  

Veritasium: The Most Radioactive Places on Earth

Who on Earth is exposed to the most ionizing radiation? Veritasium got the answer. As described; I’m filming a documentary for TV about how Uranium and radioactivity have shaped the modern world. It will be broadcast in mid-2015, details to come. The filming took me to the most radioactive places on Earth (and some places, …

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NOAA: Deep Space Climate Observatory Satellite

The Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite mission, better known as DSCOVR, will monitor the constant stream of charged particles from the sun, also called “Solar Winds.” These observations are the backbone of NOAA space weather alerts and forecasts. The DSCOVR is on track for launch in early 2015.