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A World In Denial: Underestimating Japan’s Nuclear Disaster

cognitive dissonance - noun  - Mental conflict that occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information.... when confronted with challenging new information, most people seek to preserve their current understanding of the world by rejecting, explaining away, or avoiding the new information or by convincing themselves that no conflict really exists (1). "I see dead people.... Walking aroun ...

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Iran Thrilled Over Obama Re-Election

In his first news conference after re-election, President Obama said there was still time for a diplomatic solution on Iran’s nuclear program and that Iran could enjoy “peaceful nuclear power” if it meets international obligations. Diplomacy has failed and international sanctions, though having some effect, have not persuaded the radicals ruling Iran to stop their illicit nuclear program. The economic screw ...

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The Women Living In Chernobyl’s Toxic Wasteland

Outside Hanna Zavorotnya’s cottage in Chernobyl’s dead zone, a hulking, severed sow’s head bleeds into the snow, its gargantuan snout pointing to the sky in strange, smug defeat. The frigid December air feels charged with excitement as Hanna, (above) 78, zips between the outlying sheds wielding the seven-inch silver blade that she used to bring the pig to its end. 'Today I command the parade,’ she says, gri ...

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Hoax? Researcher Claims “Explosions” Witnessed at Fukushima Reactor

Irresponsible rumors disguise real danger of unit 4 meltdown Conspiracy websites are buzzing with claims that spent fuel pools at the Fukushima nuclear reactor have exploded, with radiation levels off the charts, although the story appears almost certainly to be a hoax. A post currently circulating on numerous websites quotes a “researcher” named Michael Eckstein who purportedly lives 50 miles from Fukushim ...

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Brain Controlled Robot Suit For Fukushima Engineers Created By Cyberdyne

Brainwave-controlled robot radiation suits could be used to protect engineers working in the disaster zone around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. Researchers in Japan showed of the latest incarnation of HAL - Hybrid Assistive Limb - a full-body suit that allows wearers to don heavy radiation protection without feeling the burden. HAL – coincidentally the name of the evil supercomputer in Stanley Kubri ...

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