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
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
Lynn EdenRobert RosnerRod EwingSivan KarthaEdward "Rocky" Kolb Lawrence M. KraussLeon LedermanRaymond T. PierrehumbertM. V. RamanaJennifer SimsRichard C. J. SomervilleSharon SquassoniElizabeth J. WilsonDavid TitleyRamamurti Rajaraman
Today, more than 25 years after the end of the Cold War, the members of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Science and Security Board have looked closely at the world situation and found it so threatening that the hands of the Doomsday Clock must once again be set at three minutes to midnight.
The nuclear weapons production and laboratory system created during the Cold War is simply far too large for the current military situation and needs drastic consolidation that includes the closing of labs and other facilities
A recent study suggests that abundant, cheap natural gas would lead to substantial reductions in coal use. But without a price on carbon emissions, gas could also edge out nuclear and renewable energy—increasing overall emissions.
To see recent Russian behavior as coming from President Putin’s worldview alone would be a mistake. Russia’s revanchist tendencies are unlikely to disappear suddenly. The more important test is how the United States and its European allies respond to what may be an enduring fracture in Europe.
The first installment of a five-part series exploring the diplomacy and intelligence efforts that led Libya and its quixotic leader, Muammar al-Qaddafi, to relinquish that country's weapons of mass destruction
The Republican takeover of the Senate will undoubtedly increase calls for reviving the proposed nuclear waste repository at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain. But there is real reason to question the Energy Department’s pie-in-the-sky design for Yucca Mountain.
In preparation for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) review conference next year, the United States reports great progress in physically dismantling its nuclear weapons—a foundation for a key pillar of the treaty, which aims, ultimately, to reduce and eventually eliminate the arsenals o
US national laboratories and nuclear weapons facilities use or store nuclear material for scientific research as well as weapons production and upgrading and should therefore be protected by the best security systems available.