Because nuclear fission is SCARY! (Even though modern designs for thorium based plants passively deal with many of the potential issues.)
The greater Boston marketing area includes areas other than the City of Boston itself. For example, they also show Red Lobster ads and the closest one's in Connecticut.
Slow news day, huh?
As dozens of others have said - too much whitespace, too much crap on the side, and the comments section is better implemented on this version, or the even older formats.
The comments section is the single most important thing here.
Switzerland issues fully automatic assault rifles (real assault rifles, not just "scary looking semi-autos") to every mentally competent male of military-eligible age.
Switzerland also requires that said mentally competent males of military-eligible age go through military boot camp and be part of their National Guard Reserve equivalent. Once their term of service is over, the automatic capability of the rifles is disabled.
As usual. Walk up, tell them my name and address. It gets crossed off and a paper ballot is handed to me. I fill in some dots with a marker, then stick it into a machine that reads it and I get a shiny "I voted today" sticker as they mark me off in a second set of books.
It took at most five minutes. I have no idea how other states can mess such a simple process up so badly.
And then he'd throw money at the problem to make the towns match the maps.
People are good at overreacting. The zeppelin industry didn't last much after May 6, 1937 except as novelties, despite nearly two thirds of the people surviving the accident. Most airlines would love those kinds of numbers in a crash. On average in 2010, more people died every seven hours from car accidents in the US.
Pointing out that there are Gen IV reactor plans incapable of having accidents like this is impossible when people are in full panic mode.
You don't like the time it takes for security, take a train/boat.
Don't worry, they're working on that too.
"Land of the free, and home of the brave." Remember that? It used to apply..
I think this really is the best story summary I've ever read on Slashdot.