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February 26, 2004 | Robyn Dixon, Times Staff Writer
Reacting to a report that it had not disclosed all information about its nuclear activities to the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency, a top Iranian official said Wednesday that Iran was not obliged to reveal all aspects of its program.
February 4, 2005 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
An Iranian exile group accused the Tehran regime Thursday of conducting a secret program to develop a nuclear triggering mechanism using smuggled materials. Iran "is getting very close to the point of industrial production" of a neutron initiator required to set off the fission chain reaction for a nuclear bomb, the exiles alleged at a news conference in Paris. The allegations were made by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, a group dedicated to overthrowing the Iranian regime.
February 10, 1997 | STEPHEN BYRD
Women in science, a history of radiochemistry and life as a member of one of the world's most famous scientific families will be the main topics of a lecture Thursday at Cal State Northridge. Helene Langevin-Joliot, daughter of Nobel laureates and granddaughter of Pierre and Marie Curie, will deliver a lecture sponsored by CSUN's Distinguished Visiting Speakers Program. "Dr.
Physicist Helene Langevin-Joliot has been long concerned about the relatively small number of women in her field. And she is especially well qualified to offer an opinion on the subject. Her family boasts four Nobel laureates, including two women. One of them, Langevin-Joliot's grandmother, was one of the most famous scientists of all time, Marie Curie.
December 11, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The widow of slain former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko said Sunday that she thought Russian authorities were behind the poisoning of her husband, and that Russian President Vladimir V. Putin had created an atmosphere that made it "possible to kill a British person on British soil."
October 20, 2013 | By Robert N. Proctor
We're quietly approaching the 100th anniversary of the modern cigarette, but don't expect much in the way of fanfare. Cigarette sales have been falling since 1981, when 630 billion were smoked in the United States. Now we smoke only about 300 billion in any given year, mostly in the style of the "American blend" introduced by Camels. Camels were first sold in October 1913. Only 1 million were sold that first year, but this quickly grew to 425 million in 1914 and to 6.5 billion two years later.
August 16, 2008 | Tim Rutten, Times Staff Writer
When veteran foreign correspondent Alan S. Cowell turned his superb newspaper coverage of dissident Russian intelligence agent Alexander Litvinenko's bizarre 2006 murder into a book, he knew he was writing a real-life post-Cold War thriller rich in implication. His title and subtitles, "The Terminal Spy: A True Story of Espionage, Betrayal, and Murder -- The First Act of Nuclear Terrorism and the New Cold War," suggest just how rich.
November 25, 2006 | Sebastian Rotella and Janet Stobart, Times Staff Writers
Counter-terrorism police investigating the mysterious death of a Russian spy-turned-dissident warned Friday of a potential public health hazard at two hospitals that treated him and three other locations where officials found traces of the radioactive material thought to have killed him. On a day of dramatic revelations and accusations, authorities said they believed Alexander Litvinenko, a former KGB agent and a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir V.
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