The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
A very 1950s, newsreel-style film that explains what the Castle series of nuclear tests were all about—at least, according to the US Air Force and Lookout Mountain Laboratory, a secret film studio in the Hollywood hills that shot film and still photos for the Defense Department and Atomic Energy Commission between 1947 and 1969.
The author writes that even if plutonium reprocessing and breeder reactors deliver reductions in the long-term hazards associated with nuclear waste, such reductions are insignificant; whereas adopting the once-through fuel cycle achieves short-term gains in safety, security, and human health.
A short delay in implementation of an agreement on Iran's nuclear program could help address the concerns of the United States, Iran, and other parties to the negotiations, and even allow for US congressional review.
The author argues that, if a final nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 is reached, the international community must ensure that the International Atomic Energy Agency has the personnel, equipment, and budget to discharge its verification duties in Iran properly.
Analysts believe that China operates conventional and nuclear missiles at the same locations, and under the same command systems, increasing the risks of nuclear war. Here’s how to disentangle the two missile types without putting China at a strategic disadvantage.
In this interview, Rutgers University climatologist Alan Robock talks with Elisabeth Eaves from the Bulletin about geoengineering and nuclear winter. He says that geoengineering is not the solution to global warming because of its many risks and unknowns.
Russia is modernizing its strategic and nonstrategic nuclear warheads. It currently has 4,500 nuclear warheads, of which roughly 1,780 strategic warheads are deployed on missiles and at bomber bases. Another 700 strategic warheads are in storage along with roughly 2,000 nonstrategic warheads.