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
Of all the humanitarian issues on which Trump might have taken a passionate position, chemical weapons turned out to be what motivated him. This says a great deal about chemical weapons’ psychological power.
Glenn Branch is deputy director of the National Center for Science Education, a nonprofit organization that defends the integrity of science education against ideological interference. He was the co-editor, with Eugenie C.
Hans M. KristensenMatthew McKinzieTheodore A. Postol
The combination of a lack of Russian situational awareness, dangerously short warning times, high-readiness alert postures, and the increasing US strike capacity resulting from a new fuzing system for submarine-based nuclear missiles has created a deeply destabilizing and dangerous strategic nuclear situation.
The digital revolution has changed the way the world works, and connects, and plays. It is also quickly challenging the ability of open societies to monitor and regulate the downside of electronic interconnection, as two accomplished magazine reports show this week.
A report that reflects discussion at the symposium, “The Fierce Urgency of Nuclear Zero: Changing the Discourse,” held in Santa Barbara, California, on October 24-25, 2016. The symposium was sponsored and organized by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
The impacts of climate change are a "young people's burden," and so they need to get more involved. So says well-known climate scientist James Hansen, in this five-page, 4200-word interview with Rolling Stone.
The Star Wars series contains space battles, light-saber duels, wisecracking scoundrels, Jedi knights, and stirring music. The latest installment, Rogue One, adds another item: what are essentially nuclear weapons.
It’s easy to see the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons or global warming. But do any new technologies present the same kind of danger? That’s one question we’ve tried to address this year with our expanded coverage of things like artificial intelligence, cyber security, and automated warfighting.