BP stories

Last time we checked in with BP's ongoing efforts to stop the terrible leak 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, the company was taking a pair of industrial sheers to some tubes, and lowering a "cap" into place. Turns out it worked pretty well.
You can stop polishing your glasses — you're reading that right. A plan proposed to detonate a nuke to seal off that troublesome oil well is gaining support with each of BP's failures. The Russians apparently used the tactic five times between 1966 and 1981. They went four for five.