Scientists Have No Idea Why This Enriched Uranium Particle Was Floating Above Alaska

On August 3, 2016, seven kilometres above Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, a research plane captured something mysterious: an atmospheric aerosol particle enriched with the kind of uranium used in nuclear fuel and bombs. Read More >>

Confirmed: Lightning Causes Nuclear Reactions in the Sky

Lightning is nuts. It’s a supercharged bolt of electricity extending from the sky to the ground that can kill people. But it can also produce nuclear reactions, according to new research. Read More >>

A Pinch of Nuclear Forensics Can Change the Way We View Past Blasts

A new test developed by scientists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico can potentially alter what we know about the nuclear tests done as a part of the Manhattan Project. Read More >>

Students Forced Through 23-Hour-Exam Ordeal By Drunken Nuclear Physics Professor

I've had my fair share of beastly exams, but nothing quite as long as these poor Russian students had to face. A drunk professor forced students to sit through a nuclear physics oral exam that kicked off at 10am, and rambled on without break till 9am the following day -- that's hard core. Read More >>