The BBC has an amusing article titled, “North Korea reports nuclear fusion success.” In it, author John Sudworth reports:

Laboratory demonstrations of the process, known to release large amounts of energy, are nothing new.

But the North Koreans appear to be claiming to have gone much further, by building what they describe as a “unique thermo-nuclear reaction device”.

My thought is … oh, I have a tickle in my throat … <cough> BULLSHIT <cough>.

Yes, I realize I may be entirely wrong, but science is all about reproducing test results. We’ll see, but I expect to hear little of this marvellous achievement in the future.