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Radiation ‘hotspots’ found in Fukushima tanks

The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said Thursday it had found new radiation hotspots near tanks storing radioactive water, but no new leaks. Around 300 tonnes of toxic liquid is believed to have escaped from one of the tanks that hold polluted water, some of which was used…

The gulf is still struggling, but BP’s done paying

Three and a half years after an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig dumped 205 million gallons of crude oil into the ocean, leaving 11 workers dead and damaging hundreds of miles of shoreline, the Gulf Coast is still recovering. And BP,…  …

British politicians aim to ban non-hybrid cars by 2040

While some American politicians may take issue with the government’s investment in green automobiles, it pales in comparison to the debates taking place in England. There, the Liberal…  …

New solar system installed in U.S. every 4 minutes

In the United States, a solar system is installed every 4 minutes (360 solar systems per day), according to GTM Research. For such a small industry, that is massive growth. This means that, soon, the solar industry will no longer be small. Of course…  …

Universal White Brotherhood holds mass cosmic energy ritual in Bulgaria’s Rila mountains

The sounds of women singing to the strains of violins fill the clear air of Bulgaria’s Rila mountains as 2,000 white-clad pilgrims move gracefully in a series of rhythmic meditation exercises. Every August, followers of the Universal White Brotherhood converge from across the world on the Rila lakes, at an…

Huffington Post ends commenter anonymity because ‘trolls are getting more aggressive’

The Huffington Post is to end anonymity for commenters by requiring them to use their real identities. The change was announced by the site’s founder, Arianna Huffington, after speaking at a conference yesterday (21 August) in Boston. She said: “Trolls are just getting more and more aggressive and uglier and…

Canadian dentist hopes to clone John Lennon using tooth DNA

Michael Zuk, who bought the Beatle’s molar in 2011, has begun sequencing his DNA as the first step in creating his double A Canadian dentist is hoping to clone John Lennon using DNA from one of the singer’s rotten teeth. Michael Zuk, who bought Lennon’s molar at a 2011 auction,…

Syria urged to allow UN access to ‘chemical attack’ site

Syria on Thursday came under intense pressure to allow UN weapons inspectors to visit the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus which the opposition says left hundreds dead and provoked revulsion around the world. Damascus has flatly denied the allegations but a US official cited by the…

Jazz legend Marian McPartland dead at 95

Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist who was a glittering fixture in her musical genre over a career spanning six decades, has died at the age of 95, her record label said. English-born McPartland also hosted a program on National Public Radio called “Piano Jazz,” which at more than 30 years…

WikiLeaks Party in crisis over lack of transparency and support for far-right politicians

Julian Assange on Thursday took responsibility for the resignation of a key candidate from his WikiLeaks Party running in Australian elections, blaming his focus on Edward Snowden and Bradley Manning. The fledgling party is in crisis after its number two candidate for the Australian Senate behind Assange, ethicist Leslie Cannold,…

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