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Our last nuclear topic: Fusion How it works: Nuclear plants use fission to produce energy. Basically, fission is splitting apart atoms. You break a bit of matter, which gets converted into energy through Einstein’s e = mc2 and presto! you have a bunch of energy. Fusion, however, is when you combine atoms. You still get […]
Coming soon to power plants near you. As long as your definition of soon extends a few decades or centuries. Yesterday I talked about how today’s version of nuclear energy is a sorry replacement for coal. It’s the devil you don’t know. But nuclear energy is not fully understood yet. There are other forms of […]
If I asked you to name alternate energy sources, you’d probably name nuclear energy (along with wind, sun, and water). Many countries are heavily investing in nuclear energy as an alternate energy source. It seems great–you can make tons and tons of energy from just a few molecules. But there are a few problems. Nuclear […]
When DNA was discovered in 1953, its discoverers called it the “secret of life”. DNA instructs each cell in our bodies what to do and when to do it. DNA is the recipe to every living organism on planet Earth. Delving into DNA has revealed an enormous amount of information on humans and how we […]
On September 11, 2012, an angry mob stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and killed Chris Stevens, the American ambassador to Libya, and three other Americans. This is the story that everyone has heard. Muslims saw a video on YouTube. Killed ambassador. Some people stopped there. The anti-Muslim sentiment in the United States is at […]