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With the rise in tensions between the U.S. and Russia, the possibility of global nuclear war increases. Russia has been bragging about the fabulous destructive and unstoppable new nuclear weapons that they are developing. They have also been flying nuclear bombers through other nations airspaces and sailing nuclear submarines through other nations territorial waters.
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) and Washington State University (WSU) joined forces to study the complex dynamics of low-water liquids that are a problem for nuclear waste processing at federal nuclear waste clean up sites.
Fans of the 80s are going gaga over Tiffany's reboot of her 1980s version of "I Think We're Alone Now," which has been given a modern update that sounds more like a clubbing song than its original mall tune. Is it as good as the original? Does any Gen Xer or Millennial really even care? It's giving us the kind of nostalgia vibes that give us waves of joy and it's got us hoping for a bunch of other 80s reboots.
Aren't drinking studies so much fun? One week, we learn that wine is good for you in moderation; the next, any amount of drinking is terrible and should be avoided. Something similar just happened with this study that revealed that drinking rates will rise around the globe in the next 10 years based on current trends.
We're all very familiar with brands like Ben & Jerry's creating homages to the Grateful Dead, like their ice cream Cherry Garcia, or the many breweries that have been creating craft beers based on the band as inspiration. But have you personally ever created any of your own treats based on your favorite band?
In an effort to become a healthier place to live, the Greek island Astypalaia has become a smoke-free place. The island is littered with cigarette butts every year, and instead of spending so much time and money on efforts to clean them up, citizens have decided to make the island a smoke-free place to live instead. According to the island's tourism website, it's an effort to improve "well-being, quality and pureness of life."