When nuclei come close enough together, reactions between the nuclei can occur, causing the energy, structure, or makeup of atomic nuclei to be changed. It is this type of reaction by which the destructive force of nuclear weapons comes from.

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The shut down of the Chalk River nuclear reactor in Ontario has hospitals across the country (and around the world) scrambling over a severe shortage of medical nuclear isotopes.

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Imagine you’re at your favorite seafood restaurant. You peruse the menu: tuna, shrimp, scallops, crude oil… oil?! 

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Nuclear power is touted by many scientists as a clean sustainable energy source, but the waste produced by these nuclear power plants is hazardous to human health and the environment. 

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Motor vehicles and industry are often in the hot seat for their impact on the environment, but have you ever wondered how your home affects the environment?

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The increase of urban sprawl not only impacts the way we live our lives, but more importantly the effect we have on the environment.

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While everyone agrees the climate is changing, some suggest recent changes are a result of natural weather cycles. The majority of scientific experts believe the changes aren't occuring at a natural rate and it's our fault. So what's the deal?

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When an oil spill occurs in the ocean, like the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, what do scientists do to clean up the toxic mess?

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The implementation of scanners with radio or radiation technology to view below a person's clothing in airports after the North West Flight 253 bombing attempt has sparked much debate.

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Ever wonder if all that talk time on your cell phone or all that screen time on Facebook or Twitter do your health any harm?

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