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We’ve been nuking our food for 50 years now — but how do microwaves even work?

Some lingering questions about the magnetron in your kitchen, answered.

We’ve been nuking our food for 50 years now — but how do microwaves even work?
Children play near a Geiger counter that monitors radiation at a kindergarten about 30 miles from the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The government is increasingly pushing families displaced by the disaster to return to their home

Some of Japan's 'nuclear refugees' can finally go home — but they don't want to

Some of Japan's 'nuclear refugees' can finally go home — but they don't want to
A man walks between a fallow rice field at Miyakoji area in Tamura, Fukushima prefecture on April 1, 2014. The area was finally opened to residents three years after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster.

Riding the bus through Japan's forbidden nuclear zone

Riding the bus through Japan's forbidden nuclear zone
These residents have been given temporary jobs maintaining public places.

Not everyone wants the clean-up in Fukushima to be over

Not everyone wants the clean-up in Fukushima to be over