“The Norway tests [on an Indian thorium-based reactor] at the OECD’s nuclear trials facility in Halden are conducted in a Bond-style underground bunker. … A garage door in a cliff face leads into a tunnel deep into the hill where the reactor hall lies.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24638816)
Thorium in the Hall of the Mountain King sounds more like Star Trek scored by Edvard Grieg to me, but I like it.
“An increase in demand for bags for life was expected in Wales following the introduction of the charge [for single-use plastic bags], as consumers got used to reusing their bags and purchased enough bags for life for their shopping needs. However, there is a potential risk that many consumers start treating a low-cost reusable plastic bag as a ‘throwaway bag’ and discard it prematurely.” (http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/24/bags-for-life-5p-charge-wales)
Consumers who thus pervert the environmental purpose of the scheme are now required to place a reusable bag over their head before disposing of the contents.
“Vaccination does not disrupt social structure … the social network in badgers – where relatively few individuals might be responsible for disease spread – lends itself to vaccination and could lead quite rapidly to herd immunity.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24587975)
Now we now that badgers use social networking, there’s no need even for an anti-virus. Simply apply a global ‘unfriend’ to those with TB. Problem solved.