nuclear war

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America Is Not Prepared for Nuclear War, Public Health Experts Warn

A gathering of experts organized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine said the US isn’t ready for the public health crisis that would follow a nuclear blast.
Matthew Gault
Life imitating art

This Nuke Expert's Terrifying New Novel Is the Warning We Need Right Now

Real life has hewed closely to fictional events in 'The 2020 Commission Report on the North Korean Attacks Against the United States,' taking the book's author, American nuclear policy expert Jeffrey Lewis, by surprise.
David Axe

The US Military Has a New Facility for Overseeing Nuclear War

The C2F, as it's known, is unlikely to survive very long during a full-scale nuclear war.
David Axe
early warning systems

Nukes in the Age of AI

A new report from the RAND Corporation explains how artificial intelligence might affect the risk of nuclear war.
Matthew Gault
space war

Trump Thinks a Militarized ‘Space Force’ Is a ‘Great Idea’

He may be referring to a proposal that died in the Senate last year.
Becky Ferreira

The Director of the Scariest Movie We’ve Ever Seen Still Fears Nuclear War the Most

'Threads' director Mick Jackson on the return of his BBC movie and why it’s still important.
Matthew Gault

An Avalanche of Errors Led to the False Missile Alert in Hawaii

The FCC heard a preliminary report from an investigation into what went wrong.
Kaleigh Rogers

The Nuclear War Movie That Traumatized a Generation Is Back

The British anti-war classic 'Threads' is coming to Blu-ray.
Matthew Gault
nuclear war

Experts Tell Senate: Don't Limit the President's Nuclear Authority

For the first time in 41 years, a congressional hearing was held on the subject of the President’s authority to launch nuclear weapons.
Daniel Oberhaus
Motherboard Guide to Cinema

This Cult 80s Film About the Nuclear Apocalypse Is Still Relevant, and That Sucks

Steve de Jarnatt’s ‘Miracle Mile’ offers a grim look at the world hours before nuclear apocalypse, kicked off by a pre-emptive strike by the US.
Daniel Oberhaus

Now You Can Watch the Nuclear Apocalypse Unfold in VR

It's spectator mode only, but at least there's more to look at besides maps and stats.
Leif Johnson

Here Is Portland’s Cold War Plan for Surviving Nuclear Armageddon

Cold War Portland had a scheme to save 100,000 people—and it worked.
Paul Richard Huard