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Television review: ‘Wet Hot American Summer’ is mired in flimsy backstory

Take your typical sitcom, add a dash of intentionally exaggerated acting, nonsensical plot lines, forty-somethings portraying teenagers and a healthy serving of satire, and you have “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp” (“FDOC”). Created by David Wain and Michael Showalter, Netflix’s latest original series focuses on the relationships of counselors and campers at…

Hoover Institution calls for small modular reactors for future of nuclear energy

The Hoover Institution, founded at Stanford in 1919, recently released two essays that propose small modular reactors (SMRs) as the future of nuclear power in America. The Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy at the Institution published these papers in an ongoing project to explore the potential of nuclear power as a safe, economical and environmentally friendly source of energy.