Month: March 2016
It would be a huge waste to let billion-dollar facilities close without giving researchers access. The Energy Department should turn struggling power plants into testbeds.
The Bulletin interviews the science writer on the Zika virus, novel pathogens, and how to prevent our next epidemic of disease.
Japan, China, and South Korea want to reprocess spent nuclear fuel to produce plutonium-based civilian reactor fuels. This could start a nuclear explosive materials arms race in East Asia—something the United States has been all too quiet about.
A quick guide to some of our coverage in the run up to the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit
Recommendations for getting nuclear security on the path of continuous improvement and thereby preventing terrorists from acquiring a nuclear weapon
On March 31, Chinese President Xi Jinping will be among world leaders attending the fourth and last Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., where they will try to strengthen nuclear security to deal with the evolving threat of nuclear terrorism. Such efforts are badly needed, in light of the facts that there have been approximately … Continued
A report from the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) says it is feasible for all production of highly enriched uranium—for military and civilian purposes—to be banned
States retain nuclear weapons mainly for reasons of prestige, not security. Stigmatizing their possession should be an international priority.
The Republican presidential candidates have gone to a great deal of trouble to avoid confronting the facts about climate change. These politicians like to say, "I am not a scientist," a truth sadly obvious to any scientist. Yet they have refused to learn what science has discovered about climate change.
Twenty-somethings have no context for fearing nuclear proliferation, but there are other ways to create awareness.
There is too much sensationalism in coverage of nuclear security, which threatens to undermine real efforts to make us safer.