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Scientific American: The World Really Could Go Nuclear

So if you really care about the environment, go nuclear? Based on numbers pulled by the research team from the experience of Sweden and France and scaled up to the globe, a best-case scenario for conversion to 100 percent nuclear … Continue reading

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Reason: Half of the Facts You Know Are Probably Wrong

Huh. Since scientific knowledge is still growing by a factor of ten every 50 years, it should not be surprising that lots of facts people learned in school and universities have been overturned and are now out of date. But … Continue reading

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Challenger As It Happened — 25 Years Ago Today

When we watched it, we moved right back to work.  No guidance counselors, no hysterics.  It was a normal school day. That evening, President Ronald Reagan spoke to the nation. …and that was that.  Reagan knew how to speak to … Continue reading

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Is it St. Patrick’s Day already?

Because this is just too weird: The fluorescent green colouring appeared to start about 500 metres on the Victoria side of the entrance to the park and, over the course of an hour, the substance flowed down into the environmentally … Continue reading

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