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Geoff Brumfiel

Geoff Brumfiel appears in the following:

To Find America's Nuclear Missiles, Try Google Maps

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Some people were concerned about an NPR series that gave the locations of some missile facilities. In truth, the nation's intercontinental ballistic missiles are hiding in plain sight.

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How To Order Pizza From A Nuclear Command Bunker

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A trip to an underground Air Force nuclear bunker becomes a unexpectedly delicious culinary experience. Just don't order the gravy bowl.

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'Guardians Of The Galaxy': Let's Hear It For F.U.N.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

The most surprising thing about the latest film in the Marvel Universe may be as simple as its genre: while it certainly has your space battles and big fights, it's a straight-up comedy.

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Should America Keep Its Aging Nuclear Missiles?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The U.S. arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles is decades old and will have to be replaced. Now some are questioning whether the weapons are worth the cost.

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Welcome To The Nuclear Command Bunker

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A small cadre of officers is responsible for keeping America's nukes on alert 24/7. Here's a peek into their world, and what it takes to do the job.

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To Stop Cheating, Nuclear Officers Ditch The Grades

Monday, July 28, 2014

A switch to pass-fail grading is curbing the "perfection" culture among U.S. nuclear missile forces. Critics of the old way say striving to be perfect invited cheating by those who launch the nukes.

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What Brought Down The Malaysian Airliner?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Shortly after news broke that a Malaysia Airlines flight crashed in eastern Ukraine, suspicions began to swirl that the plane had been shot down.

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Physicists Crush Diamonds With Giant Laser

Thursday, July 17, 2014

It's not a plot from a Bond film: Zapping diamonds could tell researchers more about the insides of giant planets.

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Researchers Aghast Over Discovery Of Smallpox Vials

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Federal health officials have found six vials of smallpox apparently forgotten in a lab storeroom. Officials want to know where the deadly virus came from and why it was left unsecured for so long.

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In A Lab Store Room, An Unsettling Surprise: Lost Vials Of Smallpox

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health made an unpleasant discovery as they cleaned out an old laboratory: The lab contained vials of the smallpox virus, previously unknown to authorities.

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Carbon Observatory To Monitor Greenhouse Gas From Space

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

NASA is preparing to launch a new satellite to observe carbon dioxide from space. The satellite could revolutionize our understanding of where this greenhouse gas comes from and where it goes.

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Carbon-Sensing Satellite Prepares For Second Launch

Monday, June 30, 2014

An earlier version of the satellite crashed into the ocean near Antarctica shortly after launch. Scientists are keeping their fingers crossed for the second attempt.

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World's Chemical Weapons Watchdog Clears Syria

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical weapons has announced that Syria has handed over the last of its declared chemical weapons stockpile. Despite the milestone, what questions remain about chemical weapons in Syria?

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Dust Clouds Big Bang Signal

Friday, June 20, 2014

A team claiming to have spied the earliest moments of the universe may have actually seen little more than galactic dust.

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Scientists Keep A Careful Eye On The World Cup Ball

Friday, June 20, 2014

After a botched redesign in 2010 caused the ball to behave erratically, independent scientists have carefully studied the new ball.

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Bye-Bye To The Home Of A Favorite Internet Conspiracy Theory

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The U.S. military is closing a facility scientists have used to study the edge of Earth's atmosphere. Conspiracy theorists suspect it's also been used for nefarious activity — like mind control.

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Ice Wall May Stop Radioactive Leak At Japanese Nuclear Plant

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Workers are building an underground ice wall around the damaged nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi. The wall is the latest attempt to try to keep radioactive water from leaking out of the plant.

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SpaceX Unveils A Sleek New Ride To Orbit

Friday, May 30, 2014

The private space-launch company has taken its Dragon capsule design and taught it some cool new tricks.

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SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Reveals New Spacecraft

Friday, May 30, 2014

The private space flight company SpaceX has unveiled the manned version of its Dragon space capsule at its California headquarters. Founder Elon Musk has promised to make space flight inexpensive.

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During A Drought, Senior Water-Rights Holders Have Privileges

Friday, May 30, 2014

Amid California's drought, some big farmers and corporations have unrestricted water because of special deals. David Greene talks to Jay Lund, a water resources professor at UC Davis.

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