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Do Not Break The Nucleus

Twenty three years ago, in the early hours of 26th April, 1986 (precisely at 01.24 a.m.), the world witnessed one of its worst nuclear disasters. Reactor number 4 of Chernobyl power station, situated near Pripyat in Ukraine , exploded.

Chernobyl to become Ukraine’s Las Vegas?

The Cabinet is to determine during 3 months where and how playing zones will be established/ A MP from BYut (The Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc) Valery Pisarenko, initiator of the bill on prohibition of gambling business, says Ukrainian analogue of Las Vegas is planned to be created – some center containing all arcade machines, casino and infrastructure.

How Plants Survived Chernobyl

By Stephanie Pappas ScienceNOW Daily News 15 May 2009 You might expect the scene of the world's worst nuclear disaster to be a barren wasteland. But trees, bushes, and vines overtake abandoned streets surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power facility in the Ukraine. Now, researchers say they've discovered changes in the proteins of soybeans grown near Chernobyl that could explain how plants survive despite chronic radiation exposure. The findings could one day help researchers engineer radiation-resistant crops.

Solving the mystery of how plants survive near Chernobyl

Scientists are reporting development of “self-propelled” oil droplets that run on chemical “fuel.” The development could serve as a blueprint for designing similar locomotion systems in artificial cells.

Soybeans Grow Where Nuclear Waste Glows

Soy crops are so tough they can flourish in the contaminated soil around Chernobyl and produce healthy offspring. If scientists can understand how plants survive in ultra-hostile environments, it will help them engineer super hearty plants to withstand drought conditions or grow on marginal cropland. “The fact that plants were able to adapt to the area of the world’s largest nuclear accident, is very encouraging,” says Martin Hajduch, a plant biotechnology expert at the Slovak Academy of Sciences and coauthor of the study in the Journal of Proteome Research.

Ukraine Honors the Memory of the Victims of Chernobyl

Relatives and friends of Belarus workers who died during the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986 pay their respects at the church dedicated to Chernobyl's victims in Minsk.

Chernobyl: 23 years later

Twenty-three years ago on April 26, 1986 at 1:23 in the morning, the number four reactor at the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl suffered an unstoppable chain reaction, causing the worst man-made disaster in history.

Ten myths about the Chernobyl disaster

Myth One: The accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant damaged the health of tens or even hundreds of thousands of people. Facts: The Russian Medical Radiation Monitoring Register presented data on more than 500,000 people we monitored at an international forum in Vienna, Austria, held 20 years after the disaster.

Chernobyl nuclear power plant may be deprived of new containment

The beginning of construction of a new protective shelter above the destroyed fourth nuclear unit at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant may be postponed to 1-3 years because standards of French contractors do not meet national standards of Ukraine, Radio Liberty reports with reference to anonymous spokesmen for Ukraine’s authorities.

Belarus, Ukraine, Russia grieving over Chernobyl anniversary

MINSK, April 26 (Itar-Tass) - All Orthodox and Catholic churches in Belarus hold prayers for people who died or fell ill as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident on the disaster's remembrance. In Minsk, a commemorative rally was held at a square outside an Orthodox Chapel built by the Belarusian Interior Ministry officers and the Ministry of Emergency Situations in memory of the liquidators and victims of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident.