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Today's News

  • North Korea may be preparing for nuclear test

    Stanford nuclear scientist Siegfried Hecker, the former director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Frank Pabian, a geospatial information analyst at LANL, used open-source technology to recalculate the epicenters of two nuclear tests by North Korea. 

    They believe Pyongyang is capable of carrying out a third within a matter of weeks. Whether the North is willing to pay the political costs of another test remains open to debate.

    Their study was published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Pabian was a recent visiting scholar at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, where Hecker is a co-director.

    In an interview, Hecker answered questions about the current state of nuclear affairs in North Korea:

  • High profile visitors in LA this week

    Los Alamos should be bustling this week. 

    Senator Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., makes an appearance Monday and 50 members of the Energy Communities Alliance (ECA) arrive for a peer exchange Wednesday. 

    The Los Alamos Historical Society hosts Bingaman at the Los Alamos Historical Museum Monday, thanks to the efforts of executive director Heather McClenahan. 

    “The American Association of Museums encourages its members to invite their congressional delegates to visit,” McClenahan said. “When I was in Washington to testify for the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, I invited Sen. Bingaman to come.”

  • Krzyzewski: Gold-medal Game His Last As US Coach
  • Scenes from Saturday's Fair & Rodeo Parade

    Los Alamos National Bank’s entry took top honors in the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo Parade Saturday morning along Central Avenue.

    The LA Shrine Club finished second and the Albuquerque Tin Lizzies were third.

    Numerous political candidates had high profiles in the parade, including county council and House District 43. Also in the parade was Republican Senatorial candidate Heather Wilson.

    Republican council candidate Marc Clay probably summed it up best when asked when the campaign starts. Clay said, “It starts today.”

  • Today in History for August 11th
  • Tiger Woods shares lead at PGA Championship

    KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — In the 55 years since the PGA Championship switched over to stroke play, there has never been a tougher round than Friday at Kiawah Island.

    One score in the 60s, two in the 90s.

    Of the 41 players who failed to break 80, nine of them could be found among the top 50 in the world ranking.

  • It's Paul Ryan: Romney picks Wis. Rep. for No. 2

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney anointed Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, an ardent conservative and devoted budget cutter, as his vice presidential running mate on Saturday, and the two men immediately embarked on a tour of campaign battleground states vowing to defeat President Barack Obama and repair the long-ailing U.S. economy.

  • Pastor Chuck: Explaining why one should be ethical

    “Why would I want to be ‘ethical’?” — Stan

     

    This question arose in a discussion concerning what constitutes “being ethical” in a certain situation. 

  • Church listings 8-10-12

    Baha’i Faith

    For information, e-mail losalamosla@gmail.com. For general information, call the Baha’i Faith phone at 1-800-228-6483.

     

    Bethlehem Lutheran

  • New program predicts fire behavior

    Firefighters facing fast-moving wildfires need better tools to predict erratic fire behavior, especially in forests with dead trees caused by massive outbreaks of bark beetles whose predations create an abundance of dead fuel and changes in the tree canopy structure.