Fear of Irradiated Ladyparts Limits Missions for Female Astronauts

It’s hard enough to be an astronaut. You basically have to be a genius physical specimen with enough intelligence to understand astrophysics, but not enough self-awareness to fear being strapped to a rocket and hurled into low orbit by a column of fire. For aspiring female astronauts, though, the selection process… » 9/03/13 12:07pm 9/03/13 12:07pm

So How Does A Car Become Radioactive, Anyway?

Recently, Russian custom officials prevented 300 Japanese cars from entering the country because they were believed to be irradiated from the Fukishima nuclear power plant disaster. This made me wonder two things: first, can I get an awesome deal on a slightly radioactive FR-S, and second, how does a car actually… » 7/20/12 4:20pm 7/20/12 4:20pm

Radioactive used cars are being illegally sold in Japan

No longer able to sell and ship many used cars to Russia, South America, Australia and the U.S. due to their high levels of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown, some dealers in Japan have instead resorted to registering them under new plates and illegally selling them domestically. » 10/28/11 10:30am 10/28/11 10:30am