Press Releases

28 May 2014

Bulletin’s Exec Director Kennette Benedict to Speak at June 6 Rocky Flats Anniv

Bulletin Media Contact: Janice Sinclaire, jsinclaire@thebulletin.org

8 May 2014

Call for submissions: Voices of Tomorrow

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' "Voices of Tomorrow" competition features regular essays, op-ed articles, and multimedia presentations written or produced by a high school student, college undergraduate, or graduate student. Submissions must address some aspect of at least one of the Bulletin's core issues: nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, climate change, biosecurity, and emerging technologies.

13 March 2014

REMINDER! Rieser Fellowship deadline extended to March 31

Rieser Fellowships provide the successful undergraduate applicants with a one-time award of up to $4,000 to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization or biotechnology.

6 March 2014

UPDATED FUKUSHIMA CIVILIAN PANEL REPORT HIGHLIGHTS LARGELY UNADDRESSED “HUMAN FACTORS” AS IMPORTANT AS EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI IN 2011 REACTOR DISASTER

Lessons Unlearned? As Third Year of Anniversary Nears, Expanded Version of Fukushima Review Panel Report Published in English in Book Form by the Bulletin of Atomic the Scientists.

14 January 2014

Top scientists ask UN leaders to act on nuclear weapons, climate change

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: It is still 5 minutes to midnight—and much too close to doomsday.

CHICAGO — The Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists today called on the United States and Russia to restart negotiations on reducing their nuclear arsenals, to lower alert levels for their nuclear weapons, and to scrap their missile defense programs.

10 December 2013

John Mecklin to succeed Mindy Kay Bricker as Editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

CHICAGO -- December 10, 2013 -- We are pleased to announce the appointment of John Mecklin as editor of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. Mecklin, previously the Bulletin’s deputy editor, will assume the top editorial position on January 1, 2014, succeeding Mindy Kay Bricker, who has been editor since 2010. As deputy editor, Mecklin had primary responsibility for the Bulletin’s coverage of biological and chemical weapons and emerging threats in a variety of fields, including the life sciences.

8 November 2013

2013 Doomsday Clock Symposium

For those that are unable to attend, the Doomsday Clock Symposium will be streaming live on our web site at this location.

                                               Doomsday Clock Symposium
                                                       November 14, 2013

7 November 2013

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Call for submissions for Voices of Tomorrow

In 2013, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists will launch "Voices of Tomorrow," which will feature a monthly essay, op-ed article, or multimedia presentation written or produced by a high school student, college undergraduate, or graduate student. The topic must address some aspect of at least one of the Bulletin's core issues of nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, climate change, biosecurity, or emerging technologies.

8 October 2013

Lew Watts Joins Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: It is 5 Minutes to Midnight

4 October 2013

Members of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists win Leo Szilard Award

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: It is 5 Minutes to Midnight

10 September 2013

Join us on Instagram!

The Bulletin is now on Instagram and we want our readers to illustrate a future digital cover of the Bulletin. That's right: We mean you.

29 May 2013

Bulletin names 2013 Rieser Fellows

Jason Parisi, Evan Thompson receive research fellowships

May 29, 2013—The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has announced the selection of Jason Parisi, a rising sophomore at Yale University, and Evan Thompson, a 2013 graduate of the University of Georgia, as the 2013 recipients of the Leonard M. Rieser Fellowships.

11 April 2013

Revelle Challenge to boost climate change reporting

Former Governing Board Chair Bill Revelle and his wife, Eleanor, have announced that they will double every gift made to the Bulletin before May 31 for increased coverage of climate and energy issues, up to a total of $50,000.

12 March 2013

Dr. George Poste Joins Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Dr. George Poste, Co-Director and Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems (http://casi.asu.edu/) and Regents' Professor and Del E. Webb Chair in Health Innovation at Arizona State University, has joined the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, effective March 2013.

23 January 2013

Rieser Fellowship deadline extended to March 15

Rieser Fellowships provide the successful undergraduate applicants with a one-time award of up to $4,000 to pursue projects that explore issues at the intersection of science, global security, and public policy, focusing on a significant aspect of nuclear security, climate stabilization or biotechnology. Click here for additional details and the online application form.

14 January 2013

It is 5 minutes to midnight

It is five minutes to midnight. Two years ago, it appeared that world leaders might address the truly global threats that we face. In many cases, that trend has not continued or been reversed. For that reason, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is moving the clock hand one minute closer to midnight, back to its time in 2007.

14 January 2013

Doomsday Clock remains at five minutes to midnight

The politics of economic recovery have distracted world leaders from the long-term threats that face humanity, specifically the dangers presented by climate change and nuclear weapons, observed the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, as it announced today that the minute hand of its Doomsday Clock will remain at five minutes to midnight. "2012 was a year in which global problems pressed forward, but too many of its citizens stood back."

18 September 2012

Doomsday Clock Symposium to be held November 29th in Washington, DC

The focus of the 4th Doomsday Clock Symposium is: managing risks of dangerous technologies. Our purpose is to explore the idea of risk, its meanings, and how individuals, the public, and policy leaders think about the risk of catastrophe from low probability events such as nuclear war, terrorist attacks, the release of lethal pathogens, and the weather-related consequences of climate change.

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