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Bill Clinton stopped North Korea's nuclear weapons program - back in 1994

Though N Korea’s claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb have not yet been confirmed, it is worth remembering how Bill Clinton made a deal that he claimed would stop N Korea’s nuclear weapons aspirations in 1994. 198 more words

Politics

Cancer & Controversy: Japan's Nuclear Momentum

By Sarah B. Grace

A week after the first confirmed case of cancer linked to Fukushima radiation exposure, Japan announced that it plans to restart another of the nuclear reactors shut down following 2011’s unprecedented nuclear disaster. 619 more words

Editor's Notes

Albert Einstein's special mark on the universe

By Jeffrey Bennett

It has been exactly 100 years since Albert Einstein presented his theory of general relativity to an audience of scientists on November 25, 1915. 998 more words

Physics

European nuclear moratoria are ineffective and counter-productive as China plans 110 nuclear plants by 2030

Update! Numbers have been corrected. By 2030 China plans 110 nuclear plants in operation which is another 60 reactors in addition to the 50 currently in operation or under construction. 846 more words

Energy

Climate Change or Nuclear Power in Britain

by Sam Peterson

Policymakers have been challenged to formulate and introduce innovative new legislation following major international environmental awareness agreements, such as the Kyoto Protocol of 1992 (a treaty created by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), but public opinion shifts have frequently trailed a growing scientific consensus regarding climate change. 489 more words

Climate Change

The Importance of Nuclear Power in Reducing Carbon Emissions and Protecting Developing Nations

by Margaret Loncki

After the recent catastrophic nuclear meltdown of Fukushima in 2011, global support of nuclear power plants has significantly decreased. Reinhard Wolf, an international relations professor at Goethe University in Frankfurt, aims to demonstrate that developed nations do not have the luxury of shutting down nuclear plants out of fear of meltdowns. 342 more words

Climate Change