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Should we fear the sun? What is a Suntan?

Should we fear the sun? What is a Suntan?

What is a Suntan? Pale skin was once considered a sign of prestige and beauty. In the early 20th century doctors began prescribing sun tanning to treat various ailments, including tuberculosis. Many still view sun-kissed skin as a sign of health and yet we slather our...
Forgetting Fukushima

Forgetting Fukushima

Overcoming Atomic Anxiety in the Land of the Rising Sun Author: MATT COTÉ // Images: REUBEN KRABBE Shared on the RSIC website with the permission of the author   IN 1942, UNDERNEATH STAGG FIELD at the University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi fired up the world’s...
GIVING THE GIFT OF RADIATION?

GIVING THE GIFT OF RADIATION?

Tis the season of gift giving and what can be a better gift than jewellery? The deeper the colour and shinier the bauble, the better, right? Is there anything more stunning than a beautiful blue topaz, a rich yellow diamond, or a deep black pearl? Did you know that...