Science Saturday

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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 is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →