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Just Robbed A Vehicle In Mexico? You Might Have A Radiation Problem

There’s a bizarre crime wave afoot in Mexico, in which thieves are targeting trucks transporting radioactive materials. But before you suspect terrorists, know this: in all of the recent cases (three in the past 18 months, including one this week), the robbers had no idea what they were stealing. » 4/18/15 11:52am 4/18/15 11:52am

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