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Iraq Finds Missing Radioactive Material

'Highly dangerous' material found dumped near a gas station

(Newser) - In poor news for any would-be dirty-bombmakers in ISIS, Iraq says it has safely recovered the "highly dangerous" radioactive material that went missing days ago from the storage facility of a US oilfield services company, reports Reuters . The iridium-192, which was reportedly in a laptop-size case, was found dumped... More »

'Highly Dangerous' Radioactive Materials Go Missing in Iraq

Officials worry ISIS could use them to make a dirty bomb

(Newser) - A laptop-sized case containing "highly dangerous" radioactive materials has gone missing from a storage facility in Iraq, Reuters reports. And Iraqi officials are worried it may have been swiped by ISIS, which could use the iridium-192 inside to make a dirty bomb. "Shaping headlines is essential to ISIS'... More »

Mexico: Radioactive Material Has Been Stolen

Iridium-192 swiped off truck in southern part of country

(Newser) - Radioactive material has been stolen off a truck in the southern Mexican state of Tabasco, and Mexico has put four neighboring states and federal agencies on alert as it seeks to recover the iridium-192, which CBS News reports is capable of causing serious lesions and death within a day if... More »

Comet Crash Created Diamonds, Death

'Nanodiamond' discovery points to species-destroying collision 13,000 years ago

(Newser) - Newly discovered microscopic diamonds suggest that a comet crashed into North America 13,000 years ago, triggering devastating floods and fires that killed 35 species and wiped out human communities, reports the Los Angeles Times. Layers of "nanodiamonds," found in a number of regions in the country, were... More »

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