Artist Martyl Langsdorf, who died last month, gave the world the Doomsday Clock and a new consciousness about nuclear weapons.
The public should get a say in how the government conducts cyber war.
The election may be over, but the time for the real work of democracy is just beginning. When it comes to nuclear weapons, in fact, it may be time for citizens to make their voices heard directly -- instead of allowing a small circle of strategists and officials make decisions for us.
Moral arguments, fearsome data, and many of the world's scientists aren't moving the ball forward on climate change. Maybe governments around the globe should just buy the change the planet needs.
The protesters at the Oak Ridge nuclear weapons plant in Tennessee exposed a startling gap in security. They also provided a reminder of what a generation of people can do when they put their minds to it.
Scientists studying global warming have provided the world with the evidence and knowledge necessary to attempt to solve the climate crisis. Unfortunately, these are deep schisms between climate science and the public, climate science and social science, and climate science and policy.
The cyber shot heard around the world this month marked America's first known foray into a new, unpredictable, and potentially society-threatening cyber battlefield. And yet it's all so familiar: Parallels with the start of the nuclear age and the Cold War haunt every aspect of this development.
A little-noticed document reports on the failure of the latest iteration of missile defense. So why are NATO officials still harboring missile defense fantasies? And why is a disproved technological daydream creating a very real diplomatic nightmare for NATO and Russia?
While the United States has been consumed with Iran's quest for nuclear weapons capability, it has ignored one of the greatest threats to global security: its own nuclear arsenal.
Despite conflict and revolutions in the region, now is the perfect time to get to work on a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East. Setting expectations for achieving a regional goal before nationalist vitriol kicks in could end an incipient arms race before it begins.
Why one of the most significant and successful postwar initiatives in history is not getting the attention it deserves.
Democratic participation in nuclear weapons policy requires that governments lift the veil of secrecy from nuclear forces, reveal their real costs, and provide honest accounts about the terrible effects of nuclear bombs.
The US government is fervently tracking down terrorists to ensure citizens' safety. Why won't it put the same effort into protecting Americans from nuclear reactor disasters?
As the world confronts a nuclear disaster in Japan, the Bulletin reexamines the criteria that keep the Doomsday Clock ticking. Will Fukushima inch the minute hand forward?
The origins of civilian nuclear power positioned our society, and the nuclear industry, to favor military needs and financial gain over public understanding. Until this approach is changed, history will continue to repeat itself in devastating ways.