Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Bits and Pieces - May 17, 2011

Now that the Armchair Generalist has gone silent, I guess it's up to me to note some of these milestones. Last of bulk mustard gas at Deseret Chemical Depot in Utah has been destroyed. More info here.

Bernard-Henri Levy predictably defends his friend Domenique Strauss-Kahn in terms of that privilege I've been talking about. (Via Kevin Drum)

And speaking of privilege, it's hard to believe that there weren't other qualified people for the post of State Department spokesperson.

Speaking of framing a narrative, as I was yesterday, here's what happens to embedded reporters.

And then there's simple plagiarism. You probably haven't seen it in the MSM, but one of the attackers of the "hockey stick" curve who helped Congressional enemies of climate science has been found guilty of it. John Quiggin starts sort of in the middle, but he has links to help out, and I think his is the best summary so far of what's happening. John Cole's pithy comment is good, too. More from Ivan Oransky.

The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission is ending its emergency watch on Fukushima because the reactors are stabilizing.

Need a cool poster detailing a nuclear reactor? Get yours here.

Physicists have enjoyed applying their humor to naming things. That hasn't been working out so well for the nuclear industry.

A really good interview with Gary Samore, President Obama's point man on arms control.

And if you have made it this far, you are rewarded with a slide show of the Bempton Cliffs gannet colony!

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