This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday! Here’s what we’re buzzing about this week: Eli Roth Returns to Host Shark Week’s Late-Night Talk Show (Vanity Fair) Oprah Turns Over a New ‘Greenleaf’ with Acting Return (USA Today) Animal Planet Doc Shows Ecosystem Still in Turmoil Years after Chernobyl Disaster (Mashable) ‘Deadliest Catch’ Brings Viewers Aboard Fishing Vessels With Virtual Reality (The Hollywood Reporter) Naked and Afraid’s Matt Wright Proposes to His Girlfriend – and Yes, He’s…

‘Life After: Chernobyl’ Explores Effects of Nuclear Explosion on Local Animal Populations

On April 26, 1986, a plume of radioactive fallout shot out from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant into the atmosphere, exposing millions of animals to high levels of radiation. Thirty years later, biologist Rob Nelson and anthropologist Mary-Ann Ochota are on a mission to uncover the devastating effects of the nuclear catastrophe – particularly how they have affected local animal populations. In Life After: Chernobyl follows Nelson and Ochota, the first to be granted unlimited access to all…