Nuclear bombs are easy to make, right? Find some uranium, shove in some explosives and — BOOM! — you’re quite literally done. Um, sorry, nope. The big problem in making a nuclear bomb is that you need enriched uranium, and that’s actually a real pain in the arse to make.
In this video, the engineering guy Bill Hammack explains why that’s the case — and why it means that, fortunately, nuclear weapons aren’t as widespread as you might expect. [YouTube]
Having teenagers nearly die through the complicated machinations of adults is a tried and tested storyline. For a while, it felt like every book, movie and TV show was based on this idea. And you've seen and read them all. So the question is. Am I living in a young adult dystopia? We're here to help you figure that out.