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Maybe It's Time To Swap Burgers For Bugs, Says U.N.

Yes, we talk a lot about eating bugs here at The Salt. We know, because some of you have complained about it.<p>But insect cuisine isn't just a crazy fad for Bay Area and Dutch foodies, or for Israelis plagued by locusts: In a report out this week, the U.N.'s agricultural arm makes the case for why …

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LFTRs in 5 minutes - Thorium Reactors


Is Thorium A Magic Bullet For Our Energy Problems?

As the search for cheap, safe and non-carbon emitting sources of energy continues, a band of scientists say the answer may be nuclear reactors fueled by thorium. Others caution that thorium reactors pose waste and proliferation risks. Ira Flatow and guests discuss the pros and cons of thorium …

Energy From Thorium: A Nuclear Waste Burning Liquid Salt Thorium Reactor


Is the "Superfuel" Thorium Riskier Than We Thought?

A new study in Nature says that using thorium as a nuclear fuel has a higher risk for proliferation into weapons than scientists had believed.<p><b>Imagine a cheap, plentiful source of energy</b> that could provide safe, emissions-free power for hundreds of years without refueling and without any risk of …


India's Thorium-Fuelled Dreams

Thorium is to nuclear power what the fifth Beatle was to pop music. It's the nuclear fuel that showed glorious promise in the early days of atomic energy but somehow, somewhere along the way, got forgotten.<p>I first learned about India's plans to revive thorium power in 2009 when I started writing</i> …

China blazes trail for 'clean' nuclear power from thorium

The Chinese are running away with thorium energy, sharpening a global race for the prize of clean, cheap, and safe nuclear power. Good luck to them. They may do us all a favour.<p>Princeling Jiang Mianheng, son of former leader Jiang Zemin, is spearheading a project for China's National Academy of …