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6 March 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

4 October 2013

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

10 September 2013

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

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

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, 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 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

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."

14 January 2013

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.

18 September 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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