June 2019

Nuclear Reactors 687 - U.S. Is Considering Imposing Quotas On Uranium Imports For National Security

        President Trump intends to meet with his Cabinet in the near future. They will be discussing recommendations from the U. S. Commerce Department (CD) that he received in April. The CD suggested that firm quotas be established on uranium imports because of national security. Major U.S.

Nuclear Weapons 688 - Russians Claim That Terrorists Are Stealing Russian Weapons In Syria

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Emblem of the Security Council of the Russian Federation

        This week, an international security forum is being held in the Russian city of Ufa. At the forum, Russian officials claimed that terrorist groups are attempted to steal advanced weapons technology from Russian military facilities in Syria. According to the Russian hosts, at least one member of the U.S. National Security Council attended the meeting. The White House will not confirm that any U.S.

Nuclear Weapons 687 - Estimates Of Israel's Nuclear Arsenal

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Satellite image of Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center:

        For decades, the international community has been confident that Israel has nuclear warhead and the means to deliver them. Up until this year, Israel has refused to make any public statement with respect to the existence of an Israeli nuclear arsenal.

Nuclear Fusion 59 - Princeton Satellite Systems Working On A Nuclear Fusion Engine For Spacecraft

       A great deal of research is going into developing better engines for deep space exploration. Even the best chemical engines are limited. Ion engines are just being deployed. They have minute thrust but can run for long periods of time to build up respectable thrust.

1980s Cola Wars

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It makes sense that companies like Pepsi and Coke would have wars between them for drink dominance, but anyone who wasn't a teen or older in the 80s might not know that the two companies had an epic battle during that decade to establish who was the better drink. Between the Pepsi Challenge, various marketing and naming campaigns and diet drink offerings, the two were neck and neck as America's top drink choice.

Pee Is Not For Drinking

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Our bodies have excretory systems for a reason: they get rid of wastes we're not supposed to have in our bodies. That's why we get rid of urine. We certainly aren't meant to drink it; we are not rabbits who consume their own excrement, after all. People in Colorado who attend the Urine Therapy Meetup think that consuming urine and rubbing it on one's skin has health benefits, which is ludicrous. 

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