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20 things about radiation you never know

There are a lot of interesting facts you never know about radiation. Do you know that all American flags placed on the moon are now white due to radiation from the sun? Do you know that flight crews  are classified as radiation workers? Find out more in the article.

Alpha radiation as a weapon against prostate cancer

A trial of a new cancer drug, which accurately targets tumours, has been so successful it has been stopped early. Doctors at London's Royal Marsden Hospital gave prostate cancer patients a powerful alpha radiation drug and found that they lived longer, and experienced less pain and side effects.

Are bananas radioactive?

Are bananas really radioactive? How many bananas would you have to eat to get a lethal dose of radiation? Which radioactive elements do bananas contain? Interesting findings will surprise you.