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Today in History: Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Unit #4 Exploded, 1986
On April 26, 1986 — 29 years ago today — Nuclear Reactor #4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant in the Ukraine (at the time under the control of the U.S.S.R.) exploded and released at least 5% of the radioactive core into the atmosphere. One person was killed immediately, and dozens more died in the weeks and months after the explosion from acute radiation syndrome (ARS). The accident was the worst nuclear catastrophe in the history of nuclear technology. 

The Soviet Union took many months to contain the contamination. Robots were required to do containment work, because radiation levels were too high for humans. When robots failed because radiation affected them, humans were used for periods of seconds only to move contaminated items and centralize them so they could be covered with an initial sarcophagus, built to last approximately 30 years. A “New Safe Confinement” (an new sarcophagus to cover the existing sarcophagus) arch-structure is being built now and is planned to be slid over the reactor #4 site (see Center Left image below) and last for at least 100 years.

Mikhail Gorbachev has stated flatly that the Chernobyl explosion was “perhaps the real cause of the collapse of the Soviet Union.”

YouTube videos:
•Zero Hour: Disaster at Chernobyl (depiction of reality; length 46:41). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITEXGdht3y8
•Seconds from Disaster—Meltdown at Chernobyl (length 47:08). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WGUbfzr31s
•Chernobyl Uncensored (documentary; length 01:32:58). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS3WvKKSpKI
•The Battle of Chernobyl (National Geographic; length 44:36). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jh0KoOCYuuw
•Inside Chernobyl: Rare footage from ruins left by the world’s 1986 nuclear disaster (length 04:29). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvH7BRubFIg

Web sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_disaster
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/27/science/chernobyl-capping-a-catastrophe.html?_r=1
http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Safety-and-Security/Safety-of-Plants/Chernobyl-Accident/
http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/chernobyl-bg.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effects_of_the_Chernobyl_disaster
http://www.businessinsider.com/drone-footage-shows-aftermath-of-ukraines-chernobyl-nuclear-disaster-2014-12
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2011/apr/26/chernobyl-nuclear-disaster-in-pictures
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/nuclear_power/2013/01/chernobyl_and_the_fall_of_the_soviet_union_gorbachev_s_glasnost_allowed.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernobyl_Nuclear_Power_Plant_sarcophagus

Book sources:
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster by Svetlana Alexievich. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0312425848/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0312425848&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=AJA2YBRCDHDADLCC
The Legacy of Chernobyl by Zhores Medvedev. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0393308146/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0393308146&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=OHWF6TDVKHUIUI4H
The Truth about Chernobyl by Grigori Medvedev and Andrei Sakharov. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0465087752/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0465087752&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=Y24HYMYTCNJYKAYH
Wormwood Forest: A Natural History of Chernobyl by Mary Mycio. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0309094305/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0309094305&linkCode=as2&tag=historyknowledge-20&linkId=LDYCOUMB3OFHP4IN

Image credits:
•Top Left: Frame from Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster at 01:26. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADBZw3-y2Qo
•Top Right: Chernobyl Disaster Aftermath: very extensive damage to the main reactor hall (image center) and turbine building (image lower left). By Soviet Union authorities: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chernobyl_Disaster.jpg#file
•Center Left: 32,000 ton arch, “New Safe Confinement” sarcophagus. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/27/science/chernobyl-capping-a-catastrophe.html?_r=1
•Center Right: The Chernobyl reactor #4 building as of 2006, including the later-built sarcophagus and elements of the maximum-security perimeter. By Carl Montgomery (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AChernobylreactor_1.jpg
•Bottom: Google Maps: Chernobyl Nuclear Facility. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chernobyl+Nuclear+Power+Plant/@51.3887679,30.1009129,735m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x472a7da0de25ddcf:0x6590333f52847059

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A qualcuno possono interessare 3 biglietti di Lucca Comics per la giornata di giovedì 30 ottobre? Per sbaglio invece che ordinare per il 31 e 1 ho ordinato 30 e 31, quindi do via quelli del 30 a poco prezzo.
Sono già comprensivi dei braccialetti, quindi non bisogna fare nemmeno un secondo di fila alla biglietteria. Ovviamente non sono nominali.
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Andrea Gangini. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Di questo prodotto Hangout. A quanto pare spamma anche sul tuo canale youtube....
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Incontri........
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Pentaf... ehm, Trifolium pratense.
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Caspita, le hai attaccate proprio bene le foglie: sembra vero !!!  ;-)
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+Andrea Gangini It's a tired, old joke based on stereotypical responses.  It wasn't funny even when it was new, except to emphasize the childishness of those who create such images and tropes.
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Test in diurno della videocamera full hd cinese da 25€ per automobile. Ha delle ottime prestazioni considerato il prezzo, finalmente si riescono a vedere le targhe. In notturno la qualità invece rimane bassina (ovviamente non si può pretendere granchè).
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+Davide Orlandi Infamia! Sacrilegio! :D Vediamo, effettivamente non tutti i film di Miyazaki mi sono piaciuti
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I originally posted this in my space opera themed community, Galaxy Ranger, but it's so good that I wanted to share it to my personal profile as well.

The comic is from Steak Smoothie: http://www.steaksmoothie.com/

If space opera interests you and you'd like to check out the community, it's located here: 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114143665991109856597
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World's Deadliest Animals

I don't think you believe it is the shark or the lion or the crocodile. I'm sure, like me, you'll be surprised at how deadly things you had never heard of are... freshwater snails (!), tesete fly, our bff dogs.

And even if you suspected we humans are the most deadly animal, we are by a long margin, you surely did not realize we are outclassed by mosquitoes!

The sad part is how easy the latter problem is to fix. If only we were not distracted with spreading "freedom" or protesting the right to carry x or prohibit y.  725,000 killed each year. 725,000.
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