In 1 million years, the epoch that we are now living in will likely be characterized by animal and plant remains, along with a strange mess of industrial pollutants.
Nuclear power delivers about 19 percent of energy in the United States, and while it has many pluses, its waste and potential meltdown issues still make some people nervous. Julian explains how molten salt reactors might be the best nuclear option.
Here are six ways humans are permanently changing the deep Earth, from mining to underground nuclear testing.
Two MIT engineers have designed a better reactor, one that deals with the industry's biggest problems: waste and safety.
Two nuclear bombs that could have exploded in North Carolina miraculously did not.
Nuclear power may bring with it tons of efficiencies, but as in most things, there's no free lunch. It also makes waste, and weekly curbside collection just won't cut it for this class of garbage.
Could we just send all our nuclear waste to the sun? It would sure solve a lot of problems! Trace looks at whether or not this crazy plan has any possibility of happening.
According to some scientists, we must begin using more nuclear power to keep global warming from accelerating. But that creates a huge nuclear waste problem. A University of Sheffield team thinks it might have found a unique way of handling it.