How Much Radiation Is In A Single Banana?

Your bananas are irradiated. Don’t worry; they’re perfectly safe. But the average banana contains at least 0.1 micro sieverts (0.1 μSv) of radiation. Not enough to harm anyone, no, but it’s something. In fact, this is what’s known as the Banana Equivalent Dose, or the amount of radiation exposure you’ll receive from eating that singular …

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The Demon Core

A plutonium core is, simply put, the heart of an atomic bomb. During the development of the first atomic bombs at Los Alamos, Nevada in the 1940s, scientists performed experiments on these cores to assess their critical mass, or the point at which they would “go critical” and experience a nuclear chain reaction. This was …