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Melanin Protection: Chernobyl Black Frogs Reveal Evolution in Action

Extremes of the color gradient of the Eastern San Antonio frog (Hyla orientalis). On the left, a specimen captured in Chernobyl inside the high contamination zone; on the right, a specimen captured outside the Exclusion Zone. Credit: Germán Orizaola/Pablo Burraco, CC BY The largest release of radioactive material into the…
bubmag
October 10, 2022
Chernobyl

Chernobyl black frogs reveal evolution in action

Extremes of the colour gradient of the Eastern San Antonio frog (Hyla orientalis). On the left, a specimen captured in Chernobyl inside the high contamination zone; on the right, a specimen captured outside the Exclusion Zone. Credit: Germán Orizaola/Pablo Burraco, CC BY The accident at reactor four of the Chernobyl…
bubmag
September 30, 2022
Chernobyl

This is How You Get a Second Chernobyl — Or a Third World War

WARSAW – It is a nightmare scenario: clouds of radioactive contamination spreading high into the atmosphere and sweeping hundreds of miles across Europe after munitions strike a nuclear reactor in Ukraine. As the world scrambles to respond to the environmental crisis, accusations of deliberate sabotage fly back and forth, setting…
bubmag
August 24, 2022