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Curious Wiji’s magic touch

Oct 31, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Wiji Lacsamana is not your regular tattoo artist

WIJI IN WONDERLAND. The tattoo artist's studio is filled with all kinds of knick-knacks that represent her various interests. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Malaysia hunts for missing radioactive material

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:41 PM

Authorities fear the radiography device, which contains the radioactive isotope iridium-192, could fall into the hands of militants and be used to make a dirty bomb

Going home to Chernobyl ghost town 32 years on

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:01 AM

All the inhabitants of Pripyat, a town of nearly 50,000 built just two kilometers from the plant to house its employees, were evacuated the day after the world's worst nuclear disaster

GHOST TOWN. Natalia Shevchuk stands near a radioactive sign on April 23, 2018 in the ghost town of Pripyat, as she is revisiting her childhood home 32 years after the Chernobyl disaster. Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP

UP Writers' Night 2017: With the mighty

Dec 04, 2017 - 10:00 PM

National artists and writers gather together for a night of reading, singing, drinking, and the launch of Joey Baquiran's latest poetry collection, 'Ibig'

Tokyo 2020 to feed IOC food from disaster-hit regions

Dec 04, 2017 - 1:04 PM

Tokyo 2020 organizers: 'By offering food from 3 disaster-hit prefectures, we hope to sweep away the false reputation of food from the regions and contribute to the restoration'

OLYMPIC SYMBOLS. The Olympic flag (L) and the logo of the Tokyo 2020 are displayed during the official flag arrival ceremony at the Tokyo's Haneda airport on August 24, 2016. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

7 things will make coming home a bit more fun

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Your home is about to get much cooler

Ukraine moves giant new safety dome over Chernobyl

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:20 PM

The 2 1 billion euro 2 2 billion structure sponsored by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD has been put into place over an existing crumbling dome that the Soviets built in haste when disaster struck 3 decades ago

ENTOMBED. A picture taken on November 29, 2016 through a fence shows Chernobyl's New Safe Confinement covering the destroyed 4th block of Chernobyl Nuclear power plant during the inauguration ceremony. Sergei Supinsky/AFP

Suspected radioactive leak at New Delhi airport

Oct 09, 2016 - 5:40 PM

Cartons containing nuclear medicine material are isolated to investigate the suspected leak

An Indian security guard stands near a barricade at New Delhi's international airport in New Delhi on October 9, 2016.  Emergency workers sealed off a portion of New Delhi's international airport October 9 after officials suspected a consignment containing radioactive material had leaked, a police officer said. Fifteen cartons containing nuclear medicine material were isolated to investigate the suspected leak after the shipment arrived at the cargo area in an Air France plane, Sanjay Bhatia, the police chief of Delhi airport security, told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN

Pacific Ocean radiation back near normal after Fukushima – study

Jul 04, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Radiation levels in the Pacific were rapidly returning to normal after being tens of millions of times higher than usual following the disaster

High waves surge at coast at Ukedo in Namie, about 5 km north of tsunami-crippled Tokyo Electric Company's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (seen in rear), Fukushima Prefecture, northern Japan, March 10, 2015. Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Radioactive material missing in south Iraq – officials

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:38 PM

Even if it cannot be used to make a nuclear fission bomb radioactive material can still be spread using conventional explosives in a so called dirty bomb though the amount of missing Iridium 192 might not be enough for the purpose

Radioactive leak detected at Delhi airport – official

May 29, 2015 - 4:14 PM

The incident occurs near the cargo area of Turkish Airlines where 4 cartons containing nuclear medicine material are found to be damaged

Mexico issues alert over stolen radioactive material

Apr 16, 2015 - 12:11 PM

UPDATED The iridium 192 source was inside a container when it was stolen on Monday April 13 from a truck in Cardenas a town in southern Tabasco state authorities say

Vietnam hunts for missing box of radioactive material

Apr 08, 2015 - 2:54 PM

The box of cobalt 60 disappears from the Vietnamese owned Pomina steel mill in the south of the country

Autopsy on Russian ex-spy 'one of most dangerous ever'

Jan 29, 2015 - 8:08 AM

Presence of polonium 210 made the autopsy on the body of poisoned former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko one of the most dangerous ever a public inquiry hears

A scientist takes liquid from a polonium 210 chloride liquid for urine testing at a lab at the GSF National Research centre for environment and health in Munich, Germany, Monday 11 December 2006.  Frank Mächler/EPA

100-ton radioactive water leak at Fukushima: TEPCO

Feb 20, 2014 - 1:18 PM

A new leak of 100 tons of highly radioactive water has been discovered at Fukushima the plant s operator said Thursday February 20

RADIOACTIVE WATER. This handout picture taken by Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) on February 20, 2014 shows leaked contamination water around a tank at TEPCO's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant at Okuma in Fukushima prefecture. TEPCO/AFP

Radioactive water may have leaked from Fukushima: TEPCO

Apr 06, 2013 - 12:26 PM

Up to 120 tonnes of contaminated water may have escaped from one of the seven underground reservoir tanks at the tsunami damaged plant

RADIOACTIVE WATER. Workers wearing protective suits and masks are seen near tanks of radiation contaminated water at Tokyo Electric Power Co's (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in the town of Okuma, Fukushima prefecture on March 6, 2013. Photo by AFP

#MusicMonday: Do you hear the lipsyncher sing?

Feb 04, 2013 - 9:27 AM

Beyoncé’s fake singing at President Obama’s inauguration calls to mind the de merits of lipsynching

LIVE AND LET SING. Beyoncé wants us to read her lips… and shirt. Photo from Instagram

La musique dans les rues

Jul 13, 2012 - 5:31 AM

In English: Music in the streets

A FLURRY OF MOVEMENT: Tayao of WilaBaliW is a dynamo on the stage. All photos by Emil F.A. Sarmiento

Malasimbo: A mix of music and arts

Mar 01, 2012 - 8:15 PM

The Philippines unique Malasimbo music and arts festival kicks off on March 2