Surprising Science

Surprising Science

Mon, Dec 22, 2014 10:54 am

It’s that time of year when ambitious homeowners take to their lawns and roofs to outdo their neighbors in a game of who can overwhelm the local power grid first. Results may vary from lonely candy canes to full-blown holiday light dragons. But whether you go full-throttle or prefer a low-key display of holiday cheer, one thing is now true: NASA is watching.

Thu, Dec 4, 2014 10:14 am

Almost 30 years ago, Pripyat—a Ukranian city near the country's northern border with Belarus—was a thriving town of 50,000 residents built in the shadow of the Chernobyl Power Plant, where many of the town's residents worked.