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Getting lost in Chernobyl

As we’re sitting on the coach taking us to site of the worlds worst nuclear disaster, I think to myself why am I doing this? The informational video telling us about the disaster and the immediate aftermath doesn’t help my wondering mind either. 864 more words

Travel

Chair Releases Revised Preamble of Nuclear Ban Treaty

As states concluded their review of the first draft of the treaty to ban nuclear weapons, Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gomez of Costa Rica, president of the negotiations, released a revision of the draft preamble on Tuesday. 45 more words

Disarmament

North Korea conducts rocket engine test: US official

(Source: www.businesstimes.com.sg)

North Korea has tested a rocket engine that could potentially be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile, a US official told AFP on Thursday, amid soaring tensions over Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons program. 221 more words

Money Matters

Fukushima’s Radiation Will Poison Food “for Decades,” Study Finds

Three of the six reactors at Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi complex were wrecked in March 2011 by an earthquake and tsunami. The destruction of emergency electric generators caused a “station blackout” which halted cooling water intake and circulation. 496 more words

Japan

Plutonium in Workers' Urine


The Asahi Shimbun is reporting that, contrary to the reassurances made a few days ago by the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (see here), workers at JAEA’s Oarai Research and Development Center, WERE internally contaminated by Plutonium: 410 more words

Japan

Plutonium in workers' urine at Oarai Research and Development Center

Traces of plutonium in workers’ urine

Doctors say extremely small quantities of radioactive substances have been detected in the urine of 5 workers who were accidentally exposed to the materials early this month at a research facility north of Tokyo. 923 more words

Japan

Alchemy in Harry Potter

“The ancient study of alchemy is concerned with making the Sorcerer’s Stone, a legendary substance with astonishing powers.  The stone will transform any metal into pure gold. 

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Science