More scientists need to recycle this noble gas.
In a highlight of last week's conference, Gates calls for zero emissions and agrees with Obama: We need nukes
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How scientists create superheavy atoms.
The bad things that would happen if we launched nuclear waste into the sun.
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Energy officials argue for a new breed of reactors that run on recycled radioactive fuel