Science | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Science

RSS Feed
NPR

Plug Pulled On California Nuclear Plant, For Good

Southern California Edison announced Friday morning that it will not restart the troubled San Onofre nuclear power plant. The facility has been offline for a year and a half after a leak in a steam tube created safety concerns.
NPR

Report: Accidents Likely In Environmentally Fragile Seas

The WWF study says that the delicate South China Sea, Mediterranean and North Sea are also among the most prone to shipwrecks.
NPR

California Nuclear Plant Slated For Permanent Shut Down

The plant's twin reactors went offline last year due to a small radiation leak and the operator has been unable to get approval to restart them.
NPR

Strengthening Buildings In Tornado Alley

Scenes of destroyed homes and businesses were common following the recent Oklahoma tornadoes. David Prevatt, a structural engineer at the University of Florida, says that improving resistance to tornadoes will require better building materials and techniques, plus a strong dose of political will.
NPR

Justin Bieber Aims For Outer Space

Singer Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity to score a booking on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, destined for its first suborbital test flight sometime this year. He had to put down $250,000.
NPR

Justin Bieber Destined For Outer Space

The pop star has booked a seat on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo, following in the footsteps of fellow celebrities Ashton Kutcher, Leonardo DiCaprio and Angelina Jolie.
NPR

When You Waste Food, You're Wasting Tons Of Water, Too

Some 45 trillion gallons of water are lost each year with all of the food that's thrown out around the world, according to a report from the World Resources Institute. This represents a staggering 24 percent of all water used for agriculture.

Pages