Six atoms may seem minuscule–especially if they exist for only fractions of a second–but they can have huge implications. The recent announcement that Russian and American scientists finally managed to produce a tiny bit of element 117 by firing calcium atoms at berkelium fills in a missing spot on the periodic table
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Obama Tries to Increase Pressure for Iran Sanctions
President Barack Obama’s year of outreach to Iran has succeeded in putting it on the diplomatic defensive: that much was clear from Friday’s blunt reproach of Tehran by the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board. But it’s less clear that Obama can convert that diplomatic advantage into sanctions that will curtail Iran’s nuclear program.
Iran draft uranium deal on the table
Iran to join in more talks on nuclear program
Iranian officials are expected to huddle again with their Western counterparts Wednesday to hammer out a deal about the future of Tehran’s nuclear program. A day earlier, talks between the two sides ended on an optimistic note, with the director-general of the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog agency calling them constructive
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U.S. plans ‘serious’ sanctions if Iran diplomacy fails
The Obama administration is working on a substantial sanctions package against Iran in case current diplomatic efforts to curb its nuclear program fail, top officials told Congress on Tuesday. Under Secretary of the Treasury Stuart Levy, who developed some of the existing financial sanctions against Iran under the Bush administration, said at a Senate Banking Committee hearing that the “comprehensive” plan would target “key vulnerabilities and fissures” in Iran to show Tehran that it would face “serious costs” for thwarting international demands.