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There Are Mutant, Irradiated Butterflies In Japan

An alarming new study shows that large numbers of butterflies are exhibiting abnormalities in the wake of the nuclear disaster in Japan. Nearly 30% of pale grass blue butterflies are exhibiting deformities such as this fellow, and more than half of their offspring are similarly mutated.

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Radiation Dosage Chart

Information Is Beautiful brings us a chart showing the levels of radiation present in things like getting x-rays, flying in an airplane, smoking cigarettes, or being exposed to the Chernobyl reactor after meltdown and how the various doses of radiation would affect you.

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Art By Atomic Bomb Survivors In Japan

From an MIT exhibit called Ground Zero 1945: Pictures By Atomic Bomb Survivors, stunning and tragic pieces of art from those who witnessed the horrors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. These have eerie parallels with some of the scenes of destruction we see in Japan today. WARNING: Many of these portraits are disturbing.

Radiation Dose Chart

A healthy dose of reality amidst the paranoia. xkcd's Randall Munroe put this chart together with a senior reactor operator at the Reed Research Reactor in order to "put different amounts of radiation into perspective". Click to enlarge.

Ann Coulter: "Radiation Is Good For Us"

Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly discuss her column, A Glowing Report on Radiation, alternate title "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb". Unfortunately, her column is not a satirical piece. Also, I never thought I'd agree with Bill O'Reilly.

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10 Symptoms Of Radiation Sickness

The nuclear emergency in Japan continues to escalate. Dangerous levels of radiation are leaking from the earthquake-damaged reactors at Fukushima Dai-ichi and incidents are feared at other power plants. Those working to contain the meltdowns or living nearby are at the greatest risk. Here is what radiation sickness looks like.

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