The New Safe Confinement sarcophagus covers destroyed 4th reactor at the Chornobyl NPP on November 29, 2016 in Chornobyl, Ukraine. On April 26, 1986 workers of the power plant inadvertantly caused a meltdown in reactor, causing it to explode and send a toxic cocktail of radioactive fallout into the atmosphere in the world's worst civilian nuclear incident. (Photo by Sergii Kharchenko/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Chernobyl

Stories on the disaster and the aftermath.

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Culture

Chernobyl

Stories on the disaster and the aftermath.

living legacy

35 years after Chernobyl’s meltdown, the fallout of radiation continues

Two studies provide new insight into the effects of ionizing radiation.

What's Next?

‘Last of Us’ in 2021: Multiplayer, HBO series, PS5 release date, and DLC

Nuclear

Everything we know about Stalker 2, Xbox Series X's Chernobyl horror game

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 is coming.

cordyceps

HBO's The Last of Us TV adaptation announced with the best possible showrunner

This is already the greatest video game adaptation of all time.

Science

Inverse Daily: Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Over Europe Traced to Source

In October 2017, European officials reported that a radioactive cloud had mysteriously wafted over the continent. 

Science

Origin of Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Over Europe Finally Traced to Source

"Even though there is currently no official statement, we have a very good idea of what might have happened."

Innovation

Google Home Max: After Using It for a Week, I Can Hear the Future

We think it's the best smart speaker on the market. Do you need it?

Entertainment

'Stranger Things' Season 4 Release Date May Reference a Historic 1986 Event

Culture

10 Moments HBO's 'Chernobyl' Got Wrong About the Real-Life Nuclear Disaster

Separating fact from fiction.

Entertainment

'Chernobyl' Season 2? This Story Could Be the Gripping Follow-Up

"In many ways we learned all the wrong lessons from Chernobyl."

Science

Chernobyl Has Become a Refuge for Wildlife 33 Years After Nuclear Accident

Today, in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, bears, bisons, 200 bird species, and more exist.