Archive for July, 2014

Nuclear weapons lab employee fired after publishing scathing critique of the … – The Center for Public Integrity

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Daily Beast

Nuclear weapons lab employee fired after publishing scathing critique of the ...
The Center for Public Integrity
Experts say Doyle's treatment raises questions about the commitment of the nuclear weapons labs — which face increased competition for resources amid declining military interest in their key product — to intellectual independence in their workforce ...
Los Alamos workers says he was fired for writing paper against nuclear weaponsThe Republic
'Hiroshima' Los Alamos Protest PlannedABC News

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World July 31, 18:41 – ITAR-TASS

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

World July 31, 18:41
ITAR-TASS
On July 31, 1954, it was decided to build a nuclear test site on the archipelago of Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic. Novaya Zemlya was the site of the October 30, 1961 explosion of Tsar Bomba, the largest, most powerful nuclear weapon ever detonated.

The Nazi smart bomb that inspired China’s most dangerous weapon – The Week Magazine

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The Nazi smart bomb that inspired China's most dangerous weapon
The Week Magazine
The weapon that sank Roma was known by the very German name Fritz-X. It was not a powered missile but a 3,000-pound armor-piercing gravity bomb meant to be dropped from a bomber at 20,000 feet. Battleships were armored to survive multiple bomb hits ...

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VIDEO: Quarter of Gaza population displaced

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
The BBC's Martin Patience reports from Gaza, where the total number of displaced residents stands at 25% of all of Gaza's 1.7 million inhabitants.

WWII remembered from the perspective of area residents – East Central Minnesota Post Review

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

East Central Minnesota Post Review

WWII remembered from the perspective of area residents
East Central Minnesota Post Review
“He was scouting enemy troop movements when the front shifted just rapidly in those islands, and he found himself behind the lines with the sun going down,” King said. “On a cloudy night, you dug a hole and dug in because you were likely to get shot in ...

Local historian’s research into men who paid the ultimate sacrifice – Clitheroe Today

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Clitheroe Today

Local historian's research into men who paid the ultimate sacrifice
Clitheroe Today
With them they took, unbeknown to them, four Turkish spies of Greek descent who had been sent to ascertain Allied troop movements. When the opportunity arose they volunteered as guides. This explains much, as Baldwin's troops were lost and delayed on ...

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Local historian’s research into those men who paid the ultimate sacrifice – Clitheroe Today

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Clitheroe Today

Local historian's research into those men who paid the ultimate sacrifice
Clitheroe Today
With them they took, unbeknown to them, four Turkish spies of Greek descent who had been sent to ascertain Allied troop movements. When the opportunity arose they volunteered as guides. This explains much, as Baldwin's troops were lost and delayed on ...

AUDIO: Israeli opposition backs Gaza action

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
Israel's opposition leader says he will support military action in Gaza until Hamas agrees to a ceasefire.

Argentina Finds Relentless Foe in Paul Singer’s Hedge Fund – New York Times

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

New York Times

Argentina Finds Relentless Foe in Paul Singer's Hedge Fund
New York Times
“We've had a lot of bombs being thrown around the world, and this is America throwing a bomb into the global economic system,” said Joseph E. Stiglitz, the economist and professor at Columbia University. “We don't know how big the explosion will be ...

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Belt blues: Thousands fly out without luggage from Jeddah airport

Thursday, July 31st, 2014
A conveyor belt at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) crashed under the influx of baggage on the first day of Eid, resulting in thousands of passengers having to travel without their luggage.