Science Saturday


Most of the links this week will deal with the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

The biggest issue I have personally with nuclear power is that while things don’t often go wrong, when they do they have the ability to so wrong there’s no way to adequately describe it. That’s what Japan is potentially facing at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.

If you ignore the headline, you’ll find this piece on the frequency of major earthquakes interesting.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune calls on those who were aided after Hurricane Katrina to return the favor.

Japan has earthquake search and rescue robots.

Scientific American takes you on a visual tour of the earthquake/tsunami area.

Brian Spears's first collection of poetry, A Witness in Exile, is now available through Louisiana Literature Press, and at his personal website. He is Senior Poetry Editor at The Rumpus. More from this author →