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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.

5 July 2012

Allison Macfarlane confirmed to lead NRC

In a vote last Friday, the Senate voted to confirm Allison Macfarlane, chair of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, as the new chair of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Macfarlane also served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future.

24 May 2012

Obama nominates Allison Macfarlane to lead NRC

President Barack Obama today named Allison Macfarlane, chair of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, as his choice to lead the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Macfarlane also served on the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future.

27 March 2012

International roundtable series launches on nuclear disarmament and economic development

Today on its website, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists launches a new monthly Nuclear Disarmament and Economic Development Roundtable series in which experts from emerging and developing countries debate crucial, timely topics in nuclear energy, nuclear proliferation, and economic development.

10 January 2012

Doomsday Clock moves to five 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.

4 January 2012

Doomsday Clock announcement to follow international symposium in Washington, DC

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) will announce whether or not it is moving the minute hand of its famous "Doomsday Clock" at 1 p.m. EST/1800 GMT on January 10, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Doomsday Clock announcement will follow year-long deliberations culminating in the 3rd Annual Doomsday Clock Symposium on January 9, 2012.

19 December 2011

3rd Annual Doomsday Clock Symposium, January 9, 2012

The Science and Security Board and the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, with participation from the Sponsors, will consider the implications of recent events and trends for the future of humanity at the annual Doomsday Clock Symposium.

3 August 2011

Jonathan B. Tucker, noted biosecurity expert, 1954-2011

Jonathan B. Tucker, member of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' Science and Security Board and leading biosecurity expert, died recently at his home in Washington, DC. His passing leaves an enormous void in the global community of experts on biotechnology, biological weapons, chemical weapons, nonproliferation, arms control, and disease.

8 June 2011

Bulletin names 2011 Rieser Fellow

Shahrzad Mohtadi, a rising sophomore at Columbia University in New York City, has been selected for the Bulletin's 2011 Leonard M. Rieser Fellowship to pursue a study of "Climate-induced migration and its responses." Her project will focus on southeastern Turkey, which has been affected by severe drought since 2006.

In addition to receiving funding for her travel and research, Mohtadi will be invited to participate in the organization's November 2011 Doomsday Clock Symposium and to submit her report for possible publication in the Bulletin.

3 June 2011

Cathryn Cronin Cranston, former Chair of the Board of Directors, dies

Cathryn Cronin Cranston, past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, died on May 31. While serving as chair from 2005-2009, she helped lead the Bulletin through a major transformation, reconnecting the publication to its roots in the science, technology, and security policy community, and moving it to all-digital publishing.

20 July 2010

Rob Socolow receives Keystone Award for environmental leadership

Robert Socolow, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton University and a member of the Bulletin's Science and Security Board, has received the Keystone Award for Leadership in the Environment, in recognition of his work on global carbon management and fossil-carbon sequestration.

11 February 2010

Allison Macfarlane named to Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future

Allison Macfarlane, an associate professor of environmental science and policy at George Mason University and chair of the Bulletin's Science and Security Board, has been named by U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu to the Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future.

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