Photos from inside the Chernobyl reactor building! Small correction: “Chornobyl” is the spelling preferred by Ukrainians, not just a transliteration artifact. Top photo from here.
Robin Wright is doing some excellent reporting on Iran in the New Yorker. Here is her latest.
Another perpetual motion machine. I recognize that this isn’t really, that it assumes a power source like a nuclear reactor, but the article doesn’t say that. Without recognizing that a REALLY LOT of energy has to go into making hydrocarbons from water and carbon dioxide, what the article describes a perpetual motion machine. The Naval Research Laboratory should do better than this.
A personal description of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, where anti-government militia have occupied the headquarters buildings for almost a month. Their occupation is now being broken. Not nuclear or national security in the sense we usually think of at this blog, but interesting strategically and a kind of threat to national security.
Life in the Grey Zones – the areas that Russia has chosen to contest within its neighbors.