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Chernobyl Radiation Affecting The Brightest Of The Bunch

Birds with brightly colored plumage are among the species most adversely affected by the high levels of radiation around the Chernobyl nuclear plant, ecologists have discovered. The French and American researchers behind the study, published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, believe the findings help explain why some species are hit harder than others by […]

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Chernobyl Fungus Feeds On Radiation

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AEC) have found evidence that certain fungi possess another talent beyond their ability to decompose matter: the capacity to use radioactivity as an energy source for making food and spurring their growth. Detailing the research in Public Library of Science ONE, AEC’s Arturo Casadevall said his interest […]

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