Links – April 4, 2016

Eleven and a half million documents stolen from the law firm Mossack Fonseca and put on line. Two early stories based on the documents are here and here. There will be more to come. Mossack Fonseca specializes in helping people to hide large amounts of money through offshore shell companies and other means. Here’s an FAQ. The president of Iceland has resigned over the exposure of his company. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin figure in the revelations. Photo: Panama City, where Mossack Fonseca is located. 

The death of Mikhail Lesin, once a Kremlin favorite.

Kaliningrad’s special economic zone has expired. What next?

Why Russia doesn’t really matter.

Pyongyang’s determination to arm itself with nukes is anything but ‘unpredictable’.

Have Israel’s nuclear weapons made a difference?

Where should America store its nuclear waste?

Lightbridge has developed a new form for nuclear fuel. This article gives a good idea of the tradeoffs involved in deciding on fuel for nuclear reactors.

And now, your bonus for reading all the way to the end! Everything you ever wanted to know about tardigrades (water bears). With video.



  1. Allen Hingston · April 4, 2016

    Haven’t noticed anything about America’s 1% in the Panama expose, have you? Surprise, surprise.


    • Cheryl Rofer · April 4, 2016

      Nope. One tweet from, I think, a Suddeutsche Zeitung editor that something is coming.


  2. Allen Hingston · April 4, 2016

    Why Russia doesn’t matter. The article is crap but the comments section is worth wading through. Good stuff


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