Archives for March 12, 2011

Seriously. It’s below the fold:

Sewer Science

On Skeptically Speaking: This week, we take another look at water, and what happens to it after it goes down the drain. Researcher Liz Borkowski joins us for a look at the connection between sewage and civilization, and the struggle to introduce modern sanitation in the developing world. And we’ll talk to Dr. Alistair Boxall,…

Japan quake, tsunami, nuke news 01

News about the Nuke Plants: Meltdown “most unlikely,” nuke industry rep says The explosion at a nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan destroyed a building that houses a reactor Saturday, triggering a radiation leak and fears of a nuclear meltdown. But a representative of the global nuclear power industry asserts the possibility of a meltdown is…

Fluoride and Water

From the Roman aqueducts to the latest research on what happens when you turn the tap, it’s an hour on water. Dr. William James joins us for a lesson on the history and technology of municipal water systems. And we’ll talk to University of Toronto researcher Dr. Marc Grynpas about the science and safety of…

Fukushima Nuclear Plant Explodes

I know a lot of pro-nukers are going to say things like “That’s not really an explosion” or “the plants behaved exactly as expected” and “bla bla bla” but whatever, here’s the film:

Now that space shuttle Discovery has returned from its last mission, NASA workers will start getting it ready for its next voyage — to a museum. NASA is retiring its shuttle fleet this year, and 21 museums across the country are vying for the chance to become a retirement home for one of the iconic…