Why the rise of the electric scooter has been a bumpy ride

JUDY WOODRUFF: In dozens of cities, the electric scooter has taken off as a popular novelty, for sure, and, for many, an environmentally friendly and economical alternative to driving. Last week, Ford Motor Company got into the act, buying its own scooter start-up. But there’s a big backlash building as well over this new fad. […]

Cruel Bombs

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here. Every cloud has a silver lining. Except nuclear mushroom clouds, which have a lining of Strontium-90, Caesium-137 and other radioactive isotopes. Upon detonation, atoms are literally gutted and glutton at temperatures exceeding that of the surface of our Sun. In the 1950s, Harold Edgerton’s rapatronic camera caught nuclear fireballs less than […]

Lingering Problems At Fukushima Raise Questions About Nuclear Power Safety At Home

JESSICA DESVARIEUX: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jessica Desvarieux in Baltimore. It’s been nearly three years since a massive earthquake hit Japan on March 11, triggering a tsunami, which led to one of the worst nuclear disasters of all time. On Monday, the Japanese government also announced that it will allow some residents […]

Radioactive Rainwater Overwhelms Fukishima Nuclear Plant

JAISAL NOOR: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Jaisal Noor in Baltimore. In Japan, the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant acknowledged that highly radioactive rainwater runoff has contaminated the surrounding areas. Now joining us to discuss this is Arjun Makhijani, who is a nuclear engineer with 37 years of experience […]