Thread by @dsmerdon on Thread Reader App – Thread Reader App (

ChatGPT is very good at inventing credible-sounding research papers – stuff that could, at first glance, be real, but isn’t. Here is a long thread about what is probably/possibly going on behind the scenes. Long story short: don’t trust this machine. It’s the AI equivalent of a man that is both mediocre and overconfident.

Dismantling Sellafield: the epic task of shutting down a nuclear site (

When I was a boy, the sea off Sellafield was supposed to be the most radioactive body of water in the world. No idea if this was true, but this article about the past, present, and unfortunately very, very long future of Britain’s nuclear fuel industry is excellent.