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If the U.S. wants peace, it must prepare for nuclear war 25.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
To the editor: I strongly disagree with Joe Cirincione's belief that the U.S. ought not continue to modernize its formidable nuclear arsenal. ("How big a nuclear arsenal do we really need?," Op-Ed, Oct. 21)
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Bears, okapis, crows and Wren - blogs roundup 24.10.2014 Guardian: Science

Blogs on our network this week included a tribute to famed puzzler and mathematician Martin Gardner, a primer on quantum tunneling, and a look at the super world of super-resolution microscopy

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Japan trade minister in conflict of interest row over Tepco shares 24.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Furore over Yoichi Miyazawas shares in Fukushima Daiichi firm combines with double resignation to deal heavy blow to PM Continue reading...
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Japans industry ministers staff spent money at sex bar 23.10.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest
Government suffers third political scandal in a week after ministers staff claim expenses for money spent in Hiroshima bar Continue reading...
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The British-American coup that ended Australian independence | John Pilger 23.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
In 1975 prime minister Gough Whitlam, who has died this week, dared to try to assert his countrys autonomy. The CIA and MI6 made sure he paid the price Across the media and political establishment in Australia, a silence has descended on the memory of the great, reforming prime minister Gough Whitlam . His achievements are recognised, if grudgingly, his mistakes noted in false sorrow. But a critical reason for his extraordinary political demise will, they hope, be buried with him. Australia briefly became an independent state during the Whitlam years, 1972-75. An American commentator wrote that no country had reversed its posture in international affairs so totally without going through a domestic revolution. Whitlam ended his nations colonial servility. He abolished royal patronage, moved Australia towards the Non-Aligned Movement, supported zones of peace and opposed nuclear weapons ...
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Parents of disabled child appeal to MPs to allow three-person embryos 22.10.2014 Guardian: Science

Parents of baby with fatal mitochondrial disease say techniques being considered by select committee could prevent them having another seriously ill child

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America's energy future is starting to look like our energy past 21.10.2014 MinnPost
Three interesting takes on America's complicated energy puzzle showed up in national papers in the last couple of days: A report in the Los Angeles Times on Monday suggesting that geothermal power could be on the verge of a renaissance after decades of decline, not only in geyser-rich California but across the country. A pair of reports in The New York Times on Sunday portraying our so-called renaissance in nuclear power as a limp-along effort to extend the lives of old-technology plants, equipment and designs beyond their normal spans, with all of the safety concerns you can imagine. Both are worth careful study, I think, by anyone who wants a little better grasp on these two industrial sectors and also the factors that will shape America's energy future. Taking the nukes first, it certainly is not news that utilities all across the United States — including Xcel Energy in Minnesota — have sought federal approval for programs to refurbish nuclear reactors as they come to the end of their operating ...
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Why America's energy future is starting to look a lot like the past 21.10.2014 MinnPost
Three interesting takes on America's complicated energy puzzle showed up in national papers in the last couple of days: A report in the Los Angeles Times on Monday suggesting that geothermal power could be on the verge of a renaissance after decades of decline, not only in geyser-rich California but across the country. A pair of reports in The New York Times on Sunday portraying our so-called renaissance in nuclear power as a limp-along effort to extend the lives of old-technology plants, equipment and designs beyond their normal spans, with all of the safety concerns you can imagine. Both are worth careful study, I think, by anyone who wants a little better grasp on these two industrial sectors and also the factors that will shape America's energy future. Taking the nukes first, it certainly is not news that utilities all across the United States — including Xcel Energy in Minnesota — have sought federal approval for programs to refurbish nuclear reactors as they come to the end of their operating ...
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How a timid West let Russia regroup 21.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Looking back over the past quarter-century, it isn't easy to name a Western policy that can truly be described as a success. The impact of Western development aid is debatable. Western interventions in the Middle East have been ...
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Federal Eye: Department of Energy contractors refuse to turn over documents in firing of nuclear-waste whistleblower 21.10.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Two federal contractors developing a treatment plant for radioactive waste have refused to hand over records related to the firing of a whistleblower who raised safety concerns, according to a government watchdog ...
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Report on whistleblower is inconclusive 20.10.2014 AP Washington
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy's inspector general on Monday said it could not determine if a whistleblower on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was fired for raising safety concerns because two contractors failed to provide all the documents needed in the investigation....
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Natural gas expansion not enough to slow climate change 20.10.2014 New Kerala: Technology
Washington, Oct 20 : In a new study, scientists have found that natural gas alone was not enough to slow the growth of global greenhouse gas emissions worldwide.
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While Didcot B burned, renewable energy powered on 20.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Fire at Oxfordshire power station is a reminder of the energy security risks of centralised fossil fuel power and that all energy sources suffer from intermittency

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Understanding Quantum Tunnelling 19.10.2014 Guardian: Science

Quantum tunnelling sounds like science fiction, and does indeed feature quite often in the genre. But it is real, and plays a role in nuclear fusion, chemical reactions and the fate of the universe. Heres how it works

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For Japan and China, simple handshake holds great importance 19.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The gesture has outsized importance because of the two men who would be joining hands: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan and President Xi Jinping of China, the leaders of Asia’s two biggest economies who have circled each other warily for almost two years.
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Pakistan court stops work on nuclear plants 18.10.2014 Hindu: Home
A Pakistani court has restrained the government from initiating work on two proposed nuclear power plants to be built with Chinese help unless environmental safeguards are adhered to, media report...
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After sex crime plea, man told to pick up wife from work at different place at nuclear plant 18.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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If I were king for a day Id tattoo trolls with their own awful words | Simon Armitage 18.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
And every town will have at least one government-subsidised independent bookshop As with all aristocratic dictators, the laws of my land will exist to serve both firmly held political positions and indefensible personal preferences. Legislation will be rushed through early in the morning before an army coup or popular uprising in the afternoon, starting with an immediate banning of Antiques Roadshow . Use of its theme tune will be restricted to state-sponsored torture and to deter gangs of juvenile delinquents from loitering by bus shelters. All fossil fuel engines will be phased out by 11am: its time to stop acting as if the sole function of civilisation is the transfer of CO2 from the earth to its atmosphere, and time to stopthinking of nuclear power as futuristic devilry. Every National Theatre production will premiere at Holmfirth Picturedrome from now on. Internet providers will henceforth be held accountable for all illegal material carried on their servers, and social media trolls will have their ...
Japan reactor near active volcanos called unsafe 17.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
A prominent volcanologist disputed Japanese regulators' conclusion that two nuclear reactors were safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction was impossible.
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Japan reactor near active volcanos called unsafe 17.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
A prominent volcanologist disputed Japanese regulators' conclusion that two nuclear reactors were safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction was impossible.
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