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Weekend read: Why is this container so radioactive?


Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 5 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

But given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views might very well have changed in the 5 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
  • This post might use language in ways which I would now consider highly inappropriate or offensive.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken; embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

I’m featuring another health-related Wired feature this week: a fascinating article about the investigation surrounding a mysterious radiation-emitting shipping container which reached port in Genoa, Italy. It’s a really brilliant bit of writing.

This 1,787th post was filed under: Weekend Reads.

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