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 typhoon was coming, the fuel pump failed, they had to switch planes, things were wired incorrectly, they missed their rendezvous, they couldn’t see the primary target, they ran out of gas on the way home, and they had to crash-land. But the worst part was when the Fat Man atomic bomb started to arm itself mid-flight.
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.
To assure global coverage and a higher probability of detecting nuclear tests, if the international community must expand its monitoring system and put limits on radioactive releases from nuclear facilities
The director-general of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on Syria, terrorists looking for chemical weapons, and the need to watch out for weapons that haven't even been invented yet
For decades before it was selected for closure, the Treasure Island Naval Station in San Francisco Bay overhauled military ships and housed nuclear war academies that used radium, plutonium, and cesium 137 in their training courses.
The Onagawa Nuclear Power Station was closer to the epicenter of Japan’s massive earthquake than any other nuclear plant and faced higher tsunami waves, but it survived relatively unscathed. The reason: a different “safety culture.”