China announced its plans to speed up research on fourth generation molten salt reactors that run on thorium instead of uranium. Thorium may produce cheaper energy more efficiently with less waste than uranium. Canada and Japan already have thorium research programs. America plans to help China and see how things work out.
What weights 2.2 pounds and measures 16 inches long (not counting its tail)? Ratzilla, Stockholm's Mega-Rat. While it lived in one family's kitchen, eating its garbage, even its cat didn't dare to come in.
Chariklo, largest 'centaur' in our solar system, turns out to have rings, like unto Saturn and other gas giant planets. Located between Saturn and Uranus, it may also have one unseen moon that serves as shepherd of its rings.