Iran: We’ll Fire 150,000 Missiles at Israel

Iran continues to threaten Israel, this time hinting it will hit it with up to 150,000 missiles if its nuclear facilities are attacked. Israel National News reports: In a continuation of its statements from the past several days, Iran on Sunday threatened Israel with a barrage of missiles, if the Jewish State attacks its nuclear facilities.…

US’s Most Powerful Nuclear Bomb Dismantled

AP reports: Amarillo, Texas (AP) — The last of the nation’s most powerful nuclear bombs — a weapon hundreds of times stronger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima — is being disassembled nearly half a century after it was put into service at the height of the Cold War. The final components of the B53 bomb will…

Man Arrested for Trying to Split Atoms – In his Kitchen

The Sydney Morning Herald reports this morning: A Swedish man who was arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen  said he was only doing it as a hobby. Richard Handl said he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and  uranium in his apartment in southern Sweden when police showed up and arrested  him on…

Pensioners Come Forth for Fukushima

High levels of radiation and uncertainty as to how long it might take to get the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi stabilized mean that the health of workers and people in the area is becoming an increasingly important concern.  The authorities are already finding it difficult to find enough people who are willing to go…

Japan Reactor Crisis: Satellite Pictures Reveal Damage

National Geographic has them: A plume of white steam billows from ruined reactor 3 (the second structure from the left) at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, as seen in a Wednesday satellite image—two days after an explosion blew the roof off the unit’s secondary containment building. Varying levels of damage are visible in the all…