Predicting accidents that are extremely unlikely to happen is now the business of American nuclear regulators. “The American people, and the regulators whose job it is to protect them from a catastrophic nuclear accident, are watching the unfolding events at a complex of crippled reactors in Japan with foreboding and an overriding question: Can it happen here? The answer—probably not—from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is meant to reassure. … ‘We can never say that that could never happen here,’ said Anthony R. Pietrangelo, senior vice president and chief nuclear officer at the Nuclear Energy Institute.”
A new 20-year analysis of over 14,000 psychology studies finds that a study’s media coverage is negatively linked to its replicability.
Apart from the energy needed to flip the switch, no other energy is needed to transmit the information.
While cities drive national economic growth, their political geography means they cannot effectively deal with inequality, poverty, and other socioeconomic problems.
Research suggests that emotional intelligence is more vital for success than IQ.
Computers are growing more powerful and more capable, but everything has limits