"On the 26th of April 1986 shortly after midnight, to be precise, at 1:23 GMT, there occurred near the Ukrainian town of Chornobyl a tremendous explosion at a huge nuclear power plant, followed by a gradual meltdown of the reactor No. 4."
These pictures are from 20 years later. Gallery here.
This is a story about a woman who rode a motorcycle through the radiated wasteland. There is some debate as to whether it is a hoax or not. Cool pics and story here.