This Beach Volleyball Court Is Surrounded by 2,000 Pounds of Plutonium

The chances of you ever visiting Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are already pretty low. But the likelihood you'd manage to find your way into its specially designed, ultra-safe, and hyper-secure nuclear research facility are slim to none. Which is too bad—because it's the only chance you'd ever have of knowing… » 12/04/13 6:00pm 12/04/13 6:00pm

The World's First Floating Nuclear Plant Has Been Seized By the Courts

How does a court seize a nuclear plant? Well, that damn Russian floating nuclear plant is cursed. After a series of early setbacks, the plant, Akademik Lomonosov, is now close to completion. Too bad the shipyard building it is going to go bankrupt. » 8/16/11 2:34pm 8/16/11 2:34pm

Did the Japan Quake Stop More Nuclear Plants from Being Built?

It's highly unlikely that you're going to see any new nuclear power plants built any time in the future, given the now worsening situation at Fukushima. But knee-jerk reactions to the accident are not what's really to blame for the inevitable decline in nuclear production. Even before this month's nuclear disaster in… » 3/26/11 10:00am 3/26/11 10:00am