If the creators of the performance piece The Bomb sought to make an impact on their audience at their Broadway debut last weekend, they succeeded: At least three people fainted at the first show. (No one was permanently injured, and all recovered, the organizers said.) Saturday, April 23, marked the worldwide premiere of this—how to … Continued
Month: April 2016
With Washington shifting tacks and Putin slinging accusations, a bilateral agreement on disposing of weapon-grade plutonium appears to be in trouble.
One recent poll seems to show a big drop in public support for nuclear energy, while another shows the opposite, and a third shows little change. Here’s why.
Genetic editing techniques like Crispr have made it possible to rapidly and irreversibly alter plants, animals, and even humans, posing a range of threats from accidental releases to biological attacks.
President Obama can take five steps that would be good for the United States and put pressure on the Russians to resume negotiations on nuclear weapons
One specific demographic strongly correlates to climate science denial: age. But money, gender, ethnicity, and status also come into play.
How many nuclear weapons could India make from its existing stockpile of plutonium and highly enriched uranium? Different assumptions lead to wildly different estimates.
In its first quarterly report to parliament, the Iranian foreign ministry assesses the pros and cons of the JCPOA, and tries to convince domestic skeptics.
President Obama won’t see his disarmament vision fulfilled while in office, but he can take steps so that future generations do.
Before leaving office, the US president should visit Hiroshima to call for the elimination of nuclear weapons.
Researchers publish a new meta-study showing that among the most relevant experts, consensus on climate change is about 97 percent.
Biodiversity loss isn’t just a side effect of climate change. It’s also a causal factor driving climate change, and a consequence of other environmental problems that are being neglected.
The Cloud is surprisingly poisonous, a fact that few people outside of big data centers seem to be aware of. And that’s before the energy hog known as Bitcoin came along.
The just-concluded fourth and final Nuclear Security Summit saw some serious progress, but also some missed opportunities.
An act of nuclear terrorism could involve detonating an atomic weapon, lacing conventional explosives with radioactive material, or attacking a power plant. Each would have different results.