German Nuclear Plant Biblis was close to Fukujima style meltdown last Thursday - FR [DE]
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Biblis, one of Germany's oldest power plants had lost it's reserve connections and the cooling system had to rely exclusively on an emergency generator. The risk of a meltdown was downplayed by the company. The electric power grid could be restored before the power generator ran out of fuel.
TV reports gold-run in China
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Chinese dealers seem not to have enough gold supply to serve the dramatic demand.
New York 'at risk' as seas rise
New York is set to be a major loser as a result of future sea level rise, according to a new forecast model.
Mid-May target for Portugal aid
The European Union believes it can complete the Portuguese bail-out, set to be worth 80bn euros, before elections in June.
Book Excerpt: Three Inventors Who Tried to Bottle the Ocean's Power Author: Alexis Madrigal
Early 20th century inventors had some Rube Goldberg-like schemes for turning ocean waves into power. Three of these unlikely contraptions are featured in this excerpt from Alexis Madrigal's just-released book, Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology.
Real-Time Debate Feedback Distorts Democracy Author: Brandon Keim
Real-time graphs depicting the averaged reactions of supposedly undecided voters can strongly influence how millions perceive a political debate, a new study suggests.
Strangely silent star system seen
A trio of stars orbiting each other surprises astronomers because it does not have the same deep rumbling "songs" found in hundreds of other stars.
Shark Teeth Found Stuck in Ancient Ammonite Shell Author: Dave Mosher
A shelled fossil discovered in an amateur's collection may harbor the first direct evidence of prehistoric sharks eating ammonites some 150 million years ago.
Mysterious Cosmic Blast Keeps on Going Author: Ron Cowen
Astronomers have witnessed a cosmic explosion so strange they don't even know what to call it.
House Votes to Undo Net Neutrality Rules Author: Ryan Singel
The House voted Friday to roll back the FCC's net neutrality rules, but President Obama has promised to veto any such legislation.
Prosecutors Defend Probe of WikiLeaks-Related Twitter Accounts Author: Kevin Poulsen
Prosecutors are urging a federal judge in Virginia to rule against three associates of WikiLeaks who are fighting to keep records of their Twitter use out of the hands of the government.