The 124 United States of America

‘The fact that we’ve kept the number of U.S. states relatively static is nothing short a miracle—there have been hundreds of attempts at state secession over the years. But what if they had all succeeded? This brilliant map depicts that alternative universe, where the U.S. is broken up into 124 different states that stretch from sea-to-shining-sea.’ (Gizmodo).

Mystery Steam Over Fukushima Could Be Sign of Another Meltdown

‘The newest update in the highly disconcerting series of devastating failures that is the Fukushima cleanup effort is troubling to say the least. Tepco has confirmed that (unexplained) plumes of steam have been rising from the mangled remains of Reactor Building 3. In other words, there\’s a chance Fukushima could be in the middle of another meltdown.’ (Gizmodo).