November 20, 2014

5:57 PM | WIPP: Wrong Cat Litter Used
There was a recent post about the explosion at the WIPP faculties.  They were to be the repository of toxic material from Los Alamos, but it caught fire and was forced to shut down.    The post  stated that: More than three months after the leak, LANL chemist Steve Clemmons compared the ingredients of the […]

November 18, 2014

4:00 PM | This Real Physics Phenomenon Would Make The Perfect Fictional Bomb
Ever heard of Wigner energy? It caused the worst nuclear disaster in British history. That's because it works much better in fiction than in reality.Read more...

November 05, 2014

2:00 PM | The Tortoise Time Warp
Recent advances in genetic data analysis continue to provide the ability to reveal some amazingly detailed (and previously unattainable) information about species’ evolutionary history. In this recent study from Molecular Ecology, Dr. Ryan Garrick and colleagues use a variety of … Continue reading →

November 01, 2014

12:30 AM | A Drug that Turns Radioactive Elements into Harmless Chemicals
After the nuclear power plant accident at Fukushima, scientists around the world went into high gear, trying to figure out how we could respond next time. And for chemists at Berkeley Lab, that means trying to develop a pill that people could take to neutralize radioactive elements in the environment.Read more...

October 31, 2014

3:30 PM | What Causes The Hessdalen Lights?
Is Halloween complete without some mysterious lights in the sky? Learn the theory behind the Hessdalen Lights, and why the reality might be scarier than visiting UFOs.Read more...
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