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Bacteria Found in Nuclear Reactors Could Be the Secret to Faster, Cheaper Vaccines

The extremophile bacterium Deinococcus radiodurans was first discovered in 1956 at Oregon State University, where it was busy ruining a gamma ray experiment designed to…

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The US military is getting serious about nuclear thermal propulsion

Enlarge / This 1960s concept illustrates a nuclear-thermal rocket with an aerobrake disk as it orbits Mars. (credit: NASA) There are many ways to get…

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Trump is doing nuclear tests for the first time in 27 years, and we should all be worried

How did it come to this – and what does world history tell us about Trump’s dangerous de-regulation of arms control? Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-nuclear-testing-iran-china-russia-marshall-islands-a9542536.html Droolin’ Dog…

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How Do We Know the Nukes Still Work?

Scientists at U.S. National Laboratories are still testing nuclear weapons among the mountains, desert, and chaparral of the American West. High-tech machinery and warehouses stocked…

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Cold War Nuclear Testing May Have Caused Extra Rain Around the World

A new study has found that nuclear radiation during Cold War-era weapons testing could have induced significant short-term changes in the amount of rainfall far…

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Russia flies nuclear-capable bombers over Baltic Sea in training exercise

Russia has flown two nuclear-capable Tu-160 strategic bombers over the neutral waters of the Baltic Sea, the Russian Ministry of Defence said on Wednesday, a…

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China may have conducted nuclear tests despite claiming to observe international treaty, US report claims

State Department report offers no proof but cites concerns over activity at Lop Nur site throughout 2019 Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-nuclear-weapons-test-us-state-department-pompeo-trump-jinping-a9467866.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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Fire raging near Ukraine’s Chernobyl poses radiation risk, say activists

A huge forest fire in Ukraine that has been raging for more than a week is now just one kilometre from the defunct Chernobyl nuclear…

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WATCH Ukrainian firefighters battle massive flames near disused Chernobyl nuclear plant

Hundreds of personnel, supported by multiple fire engines and special aircraft, were filmed fighting a forest fire that broke out in the Chernobyl exclusion zone,…

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Whale Sharks’ Long Lifespan Revealed by Atomic Bomb Remnants

Scientists are determining the lifespan of the world’s largest fish with the help of nuclear weapons tests from the 1950s and 60s. Read more… Source:…

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Even a Relatively Small Nuclear War Would Cause Global Famine

As both the coronavirus pandemic and the climate crisis provoke your anxieties, it’s important to remember all of the world’s wonderful possibilities. Which is why…

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Discovery of Iran's secret nuclear plans raises new fears

Iran’s nuclear weapons programme in the early 2000s may not have amounted to anything, but Joby Warrick investigates whether newly discovered files show how quickly…

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Nuclear war ‘more likely’ after US arms subs with low-yield nukes – Tehran

Iran has blasted Washington for deploying submarines with low-yield nuclear warheads, arguing that the move increases the likelihood of unconventional war. “Such provocative actions must…

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There’s a new radiation-eating fungus strand growing at Chernobyl

Five years after the nuclear explosion at Chernobyl, scientists discovered a fungi known as Cryptococcus neoformans growing in the wreckage. Humans had known about this…

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Nuclear waste storage plans aren't as safe as we thought, experts warn

‘We need to develop a new model for storing nuclear waste,’ scientist warns Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nuclear-waste-storage-safety-weapons-environment-a9303971.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it with…

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Nuclear waste recycled into diamond batteries with 'near-infinite power'

Thousands of tonnes of radioactive materials could be used to power everything from pacemakers to spacecraft Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/recycling-nuclear-waste-diamond-battery-a9297571.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and…

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South Carolina nuclear power plant operator insists ‘no danger to public’ after ‘small leak’ forces reactor SHUTDOWN

A nuclear power plant in South Carolina was forced to halt operations indefinitely to repair a “small” coolant leak in its reactor. The plant operator…

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There’s 22 million gallons of nuclear waste under a concrete dome on a Pacific Island, and it’s sinking

The Los Angeles Times has a harrowing new story about Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Japanese forces invaded the small Pacific nation and its…

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Fukushima’s radioactive farmland to become clean-energy hub, powering the region & Tokyo metropolitan area

Japan’s Fukushima Prefecture, which suffered one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters eight years ago, is now set to be transformed into a renewable energy…

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Iran begins work on second nuclear power reactor in defiance of deal

Development emerges 18 months after Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the accord in May 2018 Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-nuclear-power-reactor-second-atomic-trump-trade-sanctions-a9197376.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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Iran 'closer to making nuclear weapon' in latest breach of landmark deal

‘Iran’s decision to restart enrichment at Fordow is a very significant and worrying step’ Source: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iran-nuclear-weapon-deal-trump-enrichment-jpac-agreement-a9187526.html Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story and shared it…

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