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Russia has hidden the details of a handful of nuclear accidents since the 1950s — here’s what we know about them
In addition to Chernobyl, Russia has tried to hide the details of other nuclear incidents, including an explosion that killed seven people in August.
After seeking shelter, a few life-saving measures could reduce your exposure to nuclear fallout after an explosion.
HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ just won 10 Emmys — here’s what it gets right (and wrong) about the world’s worst nuclear p...
The HBO series "Chernobyl" is mostly accurate, but the writer had to invent a character and change the chronology of a few events.
The former deputy director of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant says the Emmy-winning HBO series got its villain right, but its hero wrong
Valery Legasov wasn't a key figure, but Anatoly Dyatlov was responsible for the accident, the former deputy director said.
Real-life characters in HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ on the moment they found out about the world’s worst nuclear-power-plant accident
Most of the characters who appear in HBO's "Chernobyl" series existed in real life, and a few have been willing to share their stories.
HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ series invented a main character to depict the world’s worst nuclear power plant accident
Ulana Khomyuk represents a composite of several Soviet scientists, but some experts have challenged the accuracy of her character.
Chernobyl’s ‘sarcophagus’ is getting dismantled because it’s teetering on collapse. Photos reveal the structure’s rise a...
More than 33 years after the Chernobyl disaster, workers have to dismantle the protective sarcophagus before it comes tumbling down.
In the event of a killer asteroid, volcanic apocalypse, or nuclear holocaust, mushrooms could save humanity from extinction
Human survivors of an apocalyptic catastrophe could start a new food system with mushrooms. The other food options might not be as appetizing.
Fukushima is running out of space to store contaminated water. Japan’s environment minister said the ‘only option’ is to dump it in ...
Dumping contaminated water into the ocean could damage Japan's local fishing economy. Contamination could also travel to South Korea's coast.
A group of scientists called the ‘Ring of 5’ found evidence of a major nuclear accident that went undeclared in Russia
A new study traces "an unprecedented release" of radiation in 2017 to the Mayak nuclear facility in Russia.