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Idaho State University faces fine for losing plutonium

Idaho State University faces fine for losing plutonium

Idaho State University faces fine for losing plutonium 4 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images A US university faces a fine of $ 8,500 (£6,280) for apparently losing a small amount of weapons-grade plutonium. The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said Idaho State...

Should we celebrate Karl Marx on his 200th birthday?

Some would argue that Karl Marx, author of “Capital,” has been proven wrong on just about everything he wrote. The founder of scientific socialism was born 200 years ago on May 5. These naysayers would point out that Soviet socialism imploded decades ago, and that...
Kilauea: Fresh eruptions from Hawaii volcano

Kilauea: Fresh eruptions from Hawaii volcano

Kilauea: Fresh eruptions from Hawaii volcano 4 May 2018 Image copyright USGS Image caption The USGS said “vigorous lava spattering” was happening Fresh eruptions sending fountains of lava 30m (100ft) out of the ground have taken place on Hawaii’s Big...
Drones used to disrupt FBI hostage situation

Drones used to disrupt FBI hostage situation

Drones used to disrupt FBI hostage situation By Mary-Ann Russon Technology Reporter, BBC News 4 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The FBI says drones are being used to disrupt hostage situations Criminals used drones to disrupt the monitoring of a...
Unearthed mummy recalls an Iran before the ayatollahs

Unearthed mummy recalls an Iran before the ayatollahs

As a historian, I well know that the past has a habit of coming back. And, sometimes, it wreaks havoc on the present. That’s the situation now confronting Iran after a mummy was discovered during construction on a building in Tehran. Everything old is new again Iran’s...
Unearthed mummy recalls an Iran before the ayatollahs

Unearthed mummy recalls an Iran before the ayatollahs

As a historian, I well know that the past has a habit of coming back. And, sometimes, it wreaks havoc on the present. That’s the situation now confronting Iran after a mummy was discovered during construction on a building in Tehran. Everything old is new again Iran’s...
Trump to address gun-free NRA meeting

Trump to address gun-free NRA meeting

4 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The NRA’s website advertises that the Dallas exhibition will feature “15 acres” of firearms US President Donald Trump will speak at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) annual meeting in...
US economy adds 164,000 jobs in April

US economy adds 164,000 jobs in April

4 May 2018 Image copyright Getty Images US jobs growth was slower than expected in April, as employers added 164,000 positions. The unemployment rate nevertheless fell to 3.9%, the first time it has dipped below 4% since 2000. The average hourly pay of private sector...
Steven Gerrard Officially Named Rangers Manager

Steven Gerrard Officially Named Rangers Manager

Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has been confirmed as the new Rangers manager. The Glasgow outfit announced the widely expected appointment on Friday on their official website, confirming Gerrard has...

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