YouTube a major platform for news – says new Pew report

According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, “YouTube is becoming a major platform for viewing news.” By far, the incident that sparked the most interest was the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Pew looked at the most popular videos in the “news & politics” section of YouTube over those 15 months and found …

Incredible video of the Hindenburg in 1937 going up in flames

This footage from the British Pathe archive shows the Hindenburg flying peacefully around and then cuts to the mighty airship in flames as it hits the ground. via Kottke   The incredible shot shows the airship exploding and disintegrating in less than half a minute in New Jersey, 1937. It had departed from Frankfurt, Germany, …

Do American think nuclear power is safe, even after Fukushima? …Yes

┬áDespite concerns about a possible nuclear disaster in the U.S., 58% of Americans think nuclear power plants in the U.S. are safe, while 36% say they are not. Nuclear power remains very much in the news as workers in Japan continue efforts to contain the disastrous impact of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami on …