When large quantities of ammonium nitrate are stored in one place, heat is generated. If the amount is sufficiently vast, it can cause the chemical to ignite. Once a temperature of 170 C is reached, ammonium nitrate starts breaking down, emitting nitrous oxide, better known as laughing gas. Any sudden ignition causes ammonium nitrate to decompose directly into water, nitrogen and oxygen, which explains the enormous explosive power of the salt. … [Read more...] about Beirut explosion: What makes ammonium nitrate so dangerous?
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His emaciated, terrified face became an icon of the Bosnian civil war. When Fikret Alic was filmed at a Serb-controlled prison camp 10 years ago this week, the world watched in horror. As he stared at the ITN cameras through the barbed wire fence at Trnopolje, Alic prayed that the pictures would prompt Western governments to act and end the bloodshed. … [Read more...] about He was the face of Bosnia’s civil war – what happened next?
“She is in my corner 100% and that won’t change. I want to tell JoAnn Brandon and anyone out there who thinks it’s okay to attack her or call her names (deluded or crazy b****), it’s not. … [Read more...] about How death row killer who inspired Oscar-winning film ended up in love with Brit gran
When you see these desperate souls, flinching in the alien light, wizened and slowly turning the colour of tyres, yet doggedly trying to say lines such as: "Unhappy that I am, I cannot heave/My heart into my mouth: I love your Majesty/ According to my bond; no more nor less", the spectacle is appalling - and gripping. The idea of what humanity is really like when left to itself is certainly more seriously attempted than in, say, the awful Cast Away with Tom Hanks - and especially so when you realise how extensively the idea has been trivialised on reality TV shows such as Survivor and Big Brother. … [Read more...] about The King Is Alive
Mullins, from Essex, who runs one of Britain’s biggest independent plumbing firms, hit headlines last week after firing around 30 staff when they refused to return to work, following the end of his company’s use of the Government furlough scheme. … [Read more...] about Work-from-home Twitter mob rounds on Kirstie Allsopp after she said employees should return to the office to ‘prove their worth’ or risk losing their job in mass Covid job losses