Monday, February 23, 2009

Don't count your isotopes before they've hatched

The Globe and Mail printed a good reality check on Iran, including some useful history and a cute comparison to Canada. This is apparently in response to a recent round of nuclear-Iran hysteria, which involved some news outlets reporting that Iran has more atoms of U-235 than previously thought. If that bit of information leaves you asking questions about the concentration of those atoms, then you understand one of the fundamental issues in chemistry--and are therefore not in the target audience of such news reports.

More info from a scientician here.

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