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Dick Barnes, pioneer behind oldest working computer, dies 24.4.2019 BBC: Technology
Dick Barnes co-designed the machine used by engineers who built the world's first commercial nuclear reactor.
Nukes Could Stop Asteroids—but Laws May Get in the Way 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Large space rocks don’t hit Earth often, but just one could cause mass destruction.
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Jared Harris talks truth-telling in ‘Chernobyl’ and playing the guy who dies too soon 24.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In the upcoming HBO miniseries “Chernobyl,” Jared Harris plays Valery Legasov, the real-life scientist the Soviet government called when an accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant was reported. Before he came to the project, Harris, like many of us, had a limited understanding of what actually...

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Russia Reveals Sub That Will Launch Nuclear Sea Drones 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Russia's Project 09852 special-purpose nuclear-powered submarine Belgorod was set to carry the Poseidon unmanned underwater vehicle, which "nothing in the world" is "capable of withstanding."
As Coachella raged, the L.A. tech world made plans to live on Mars 23.4.2019 LA Times: Business

The only in-flight beverages on the 11-seat private jet were bottled water and a genetically modified bacterial slurry designed to prevent the worst effects of hangovers.

A handful of passengers on the short evening flight from Hawthorne to the edge of the Mojave — venture capitalists, a man with...

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Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend 22.4.2019 BBC: Business
UK sees longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal as temperatures soar.
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Here’s Where the 2020 Democratic Candidates Stand on Climate 20.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  So far, 18 Democrats have announced bids to tussle with Donald Trump for the presidency in 2020, with more expected to throw their caps in the ring. In such a crowded field, it’s hard to decipher where each candidate stands […]
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Climate Campaigners Stage One of France’s Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience 20.4.2019
Peaceful demonstrators protested government complicity and companies fueling the global climate crisis.

The post Climate Campaigners Stage One of France’s Largest Acts of Civil Disobedience appeared first on Truthout.

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US Welcomes Fraudulent DRC President as a Strategic Ally 17.4.2019
The Trump administration continues a long legacy of subverting Congolese democratic ambitions for U.S. interests.

The post US Welcomes Fraudulent DRC President as a Strategic Ally appeared first on Truthout.

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Removal of fuel at Fukushima’s melted nuclear reactor begins 15.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant began removing fuel Monday from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in what will be a decades-long process to decommission the facility.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said workers started...

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Fukushima: Workers Start Removing Fuel From Reactor 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In 2011, a deadly earthquake and tsunami in eastern Japan caused the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
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Fukushima: Japan begins removal of nuclear fuel from damaged reactor 15.4.2019 BBC: World
A painstaking operation begins to remove fuel rods from a Fukushima reactor hit by the 2011 tsunami.
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‘Midnight in Chernobyl’ reveals the nuclear disaster's untold story 12.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The explosion on April 26, 1986, at the V.I. Lenin, or Chernobyl, Atomic Energy Station in what was then the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic is thought to have “vaporized” one worker on the spot. Another 30, drenched in fatal doses of radiation, died gruesome, lingering deaths. As of 2005,...

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Fukushima nuclear disaster: Abandoned town allows first residents home 10.4.2019 BBC: World
Okuma, a town near the wrecked Fukushima power plant, has partially reopened.
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White Dwarf Star With Planet Discovered by Astronomers 4.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One day our star will run out of fuel and start expanding, engulfing Mercury, Venus and Earth in the process.
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McConnell Goes Nuclear to Help Trump Pack the Courts With Extremists 4.4.2019
Republicans can now conceal the controversial records of many Trump nominees.

The post McConnell Goes Nuclear to Help Trump Pack the Courts With Extremists appeared first on Truthout.

Jeremy Corbyn as Target Practice 3.4.2019
 Two articles from Jonathan Cook:  Reaction t0 footage of British soldiers using a poster of Jeremy Corbyn as target practice; and a look back at when a sitting prime minister was a real target of the British army.  By Jonathan Cook…Read more →
Nuclear submarines: MoD criticised over submarine disposal 3.4.2019 BBC: Front Page
The government is urged to "get a grip" on the "spiralling" costs of storing the decommissioned vessels.
Russia Defends Troops in Venezuela, Says U.S. 'Nervous' 31.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Russia said "it would be nice to know" what U.S. military advisers were doing in Colombia and why President Donald Trump wants Venezuela's other neighbor, Brazil, to join NATO.
The System, Youth and Democracy 28.3.2019
When masses of students from all over the world mobilize around a utopia, adults become uncomfortable, writes Roberto Savio. By Roberto Savio in Rome Inter Press Service If we ever needed proof of how the political system has become self-referential…Read more →
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