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Teen Skepchick’s Reality Checks 4.13

The Level 7 edition

Even though the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear crisis has been ranked the same as Chernobyl, there are still significant differences. “Though Fukushima and Chernobyl are both level 7 nuclear accidents, the health consequences in Japan to date are much less severe. In part, that’s because far more radiation was released at Chernobyl. So far, Fukushima Dai-ichi has released about one-tenth of the amount of radioactive material that escaped Chernobyl, according to an official from the International Atomic Energy Agency.” (via NPR)

Looking for evidence to justify France’s face veil ban. (via The Lay Scientist)

NASA decides where the heck they are going to put the space shuttles. (via CBS News)

Girl goes to the Dark Side. I hear they have cookies. (via Neatorama)

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