Why Iran really wants to join the nuclear club

Originally posted on LeftCentral:
Andrew Noakes Image © Daniella Zalcman Following the release of the International Atomic Energy Agency’s latest report on Iran’s nuclear programme in November, the familiar debate about whether the West ought to bomb Iran’s nuclear facilities has re-emerged with renewed ferocity. As informed commentators have argued, such an attack would have…

The Date the Dead Sea Died

Originally posted on Fr Stephen Smuts:
Leading environmental scientists have warned the Dead Sea would not survive another significant period of drought in the Middle East after discovering the date it all but disappeared. The Telegraph reports: Recent exploration of the sediment underneath the lake revealed that it all but disappeared 120,000 years ago when temperatures…