We’ve seen the mushroom clouds. We’ve seen men in haz-mat suits wanding down terrified children with Geiger counters at Fukushima. We’ve seen Chernobyl’s lugubrious “zone of alienation,” its vacant towns reclaimed by wolves. We’ve seen umpteen doomsday thrillers about radiation-induced mutation on a scale somewhere between AIDS and a zombie apocalypse. Scary and compelling, these Read More
Contrary to somewhat overheated reports from Fox News regarding their mysterious silence, scientists with Russia’s Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute are probably just very busy. The Russian team has been drilling through 13,000 feet of Antarctic ice to reach subterranean Lake Vostok, a body of water that hasn’t seen daylight for 20 million years. On Thursday, an article published by Fox News seemed to leave open the prospect the scientists might have reached their goal and perhaps awakened some horrible evil from beyond time and space: Read More
The world’s first community biotech lab opened to the public on Dec. 10 in Brooklyn despite the government’s initial concerns about drugs and terrorism, Wired reports.