“Could LA's Big One be even bigger than we thought? Now explosive helium is leaking from massive earthquake fault under Los Angeles”Although I was not a science major, I am credentialed to teach science in California schools. When I went to school we were taught that helium was an inert gas and would not explode, unlike hydrogen. Helium is what they put in balloons for your birthday. Hydrogen was the cause of the destruction of the Hindenburg.
After a title like that I was a bit reluctant to read the article. It mentioned Helium 3. I checked it out at Wikipedia and although it is radioactive and is speculated to be useful in future fusion reactors, I could find nothing that indicated it was explosive.
Is there something I am missing or do they require British journalists to attend American schools?
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Most readers would know the difference, so I guess they decided to go with a scare-mongering headline. Fear sells almost as well as sex.ReplyDelete
I guess it is like zombie movies. People enjoy the thrill but in their heart they know it isn't so. I guess that is how they feel when they vote too.Delete
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