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Girl reunited with mother

An 11-year-old Bordon girl who was born in Chernobyl with only one arm and separated from her family a few hours after her birth, has had an emotional reunion with her birth mother this week.

Under Chernobyl's shadow

PRIPYAT, Ukraine - From a distance this city looks much like any other Soviet-era metropolis. Enormous 1970s-style concrete buildings adorn the skyline, with tall trees growing in between and Russian-language billboards and symbols standing almost as high.

Ukraine to help fund Cuban program for Chernobyl children

The Cuban treatment program for children affected by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant disaster will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2010, Ahora.cu reported.

Chernobyl tourists witness and remember

It looks like a baby monitor, but the device that tour guide Dennis Zaburin holds in his hand monitors radiation. The digits on the dosimeter’s display change rapidly, indicating rising and falling danger.

Chernobyl to become Ukraine’s Las Vegas?

The Cabinet is to determine during 3 months where and how playing zones will be established/ A MP from BYut (The Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc) Valery Pisarenko, initiator of the bill on prohibition of gambling business, says Ukrainian analogue of Las Vegas is planned to be created – some center containing all arcade machines, casino and infrastructure.

How Plants Survived Chernobyl

By Stephanie Pappas ScienceNOW Daily News 15 May 2009 You might expect the scene of the world's worst nuclear disaster to be a barren wasteland. But trees, bushes, and vines overtake abandoned streets surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear power facility in the Ukraine. Now, researchers say they've discovered changes in the proteins of soybeans grown near Chernobyl that could explain how plants survive despite chronic radiation exposure. The findings could one day help researchers engineer radiation-resistant crops.

Solving the mystery of how plants survive near Chernobyl

Scientists are reporting development of “self-propelled” oil droplets that run on chemical “fuel.” The development could serve as a blueprint for designing similar locomotion systems in artificial cells.

Soybeans Grow Where Nuclear Waste Glows

Soy crops are so tough they can flourish in the contaminated soil around Chernobyl and produce healthy offspring. If scientists can understand how plants survive in ultra-hostile environments, it will help them engineer super hearty plants to withstand drought conditions or grow on marginal cropland. “The fact that plants were able to adapt to the area of the world’s largest nuclear accident, is very encouraging,” says Martin Hajduch, a plant biotechnology expert at the Slovak Academy of Sciences and coauthor of the study in the Journal of Proteome Research.

Ukraine Honors the Memory of the Victims of Chernobyl

Relatives and friends of Belarus workers who died during the Chernobyl nuclear accident in 1986 pay their respects at the church dedicated to Chernobyl's victims in Minsk.

Chernobyl nuclear power plant may be deprived of new containment

The beginning of construction of a new protective shelter above the destroyed fourth nuclear unit at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant may be postponed to 1-3 years because standards of French contractors do not meet national standards of Ukraine, Radio Liberty reports with reference to anonymous spokesmen for Ukraine’s authorities.