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Radium Part I: Opening Pandora’s Box

Tom Wellock
NRC Historian

When Marie and Pierre Curie discovered Radium-226 in 1898, it opened up the atom’s secrets and offered hope that its mysterious radioactive rays were a miracle cure. 463 more words


Nationals Victory!

The National Robotics Competition was held for three days (23rd-25th September 2016) at the Chancellor Hall of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Seri Iskandar, Tronoh, Perak. 91 more words


Minister says government rebuilding science sector after Tory cuts

After numbers emerged this week showing years of job losses at NRC, Science Minister Kirsty Duncan says the Liberals’ recent steps — including hiring scientists — show that the new government is rebuilding science research in the public sector. 361 more words

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Election Year, the Hatch Act and NRC Employees

Eric Michel

Like most Americans, the employees of the NRC are watching the 2016 elections and considering who to vote for in November. But unlike most Americans, there are a number of political activities which NRC employees – as part of the federal government – cannot do. 266 more words


Back to Basics – Seeking Comment on a New Commission Public Meeting Policy

Lance Rakovan
Senior Communications Specialist

We are always looking to make our public meetings better. To that end, we’ve drafted a new Commission policy statement on public meetings and are seeking public comment to make sure it hits the mark. 337 more words


Senior Earthquake Experts Help Analyze Palo Verde Risk

Brittain Hill
Senior Advisor
Office of New Reactors

The NRC regularly works with outside experts when we examine technical issues, including earthquake hazards. We’ve just… 439 more words


From the Archives: Encouraging Brain Literacy

In 2010, we invited Michaela Labriole, then a science instructor at the New York Hall of Science, to share ways to promote brain-science literacy in schools. 1,007 more words