Nuclear power is gaining support after years of decline. But old hurdles remain

The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant was shut down in 2019. Exelon Generation blamed a lack of government subsidies for the closure. Such subsidies are increasing amid fears such closures will fuel climate change. Matt Rourke/AP Hide caption toggle caption Matt Rourke/AP The Three Mile Island nuclear power plant was shut down in 2019. … Read more

Inside the US government project to create tiny nuclear reactors like batteries

Nuclear reactors have a well-deserved reputation for being massive construction projects that often result in cost overruns. Once they are finally built, their supervision and maintenance requires a team of dozens of trained experts. But Yasir Arafat believes nuclear power doesn’t have to be like this. Arafat is the engineering director of the microreactor project … Read more

Inside the US government project to create tiny nuclear reactors like batteries

Nuclear reactors have a well-deserved reputation for being massive construction projects that often result in cost overruns. Once they are finally built, their supervision and maintenance requires a team of dozens of trained experts. But Yasir Arafat believes nuclear power doesn’t have to be like this. Arafat is the engineering director of the microreactor project … Read more

Decoding the cell’s nuclear pore complex, Atom by Atom

Cell Nuclear Pore Complex

Scientists decipher the nuclear pore complex in incredible detail. Credit: Valerie Altounian Many of us have learned basic cell structure at some point and will remember components such as the cell membrane, cytoplasm, mitochondrion, and nucleus. However, the structure of our cells is much more complicated than you might have thought. Because we’ve discovered so … Read more