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New Study Finds Global Nuclear Security Lacking
2012-01-13 05:50:47

A new study published by the U.S.-based Nuclear Threat Initiative has ranked 32 countries believed to possess nuclear material based on the level of security with which their potential bomb-making ingredients were locked down.

Doomsday Clock Moved One Minute Closer To Midnight
2012-01-11 05:43:36

Scientists moved the "Doomsday Clock" on Tuesday one minute closer to midnight, citing continuing threats from nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the lack of safe, sustainable energy sources.

2012-01-10 23:43:22

A new analysis of satellite data from the late 1990s documents for the first time the “uplift” of ground above a site of underground nuclear testing, providing researchers a potential new tool for analyzing the strength of detonation.

2012-01-06 15:14:37

In this special issue of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, experts reflect on 2011 and highlight what to look out for in 2012 in the areas of nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, biosecurity, and climate change.

Iranian Passenger Attempted To Smuggle Radioactive Materials From Russia
2011-12-16 13:12:25

Russia's customs agency said on Friday that it has seized radioactive metal from the luggage of an Iranian passenger.


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.