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hawaii

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
1.30.18
stockpiles
stockpiles

Experts: America Doesn't Need All These Nukes

Nuclear deterrence can be way less pricey, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
David Axe
11.2.17
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons

Scientists Tell Us What Would Happen If North Korea Detonated a Hydrogen Bomb Underwater

North Korea’s underwater nuclear test seems more and more likely—but what happens after the bomb goes off?
Caroline Haskins
9.26.17
Manhattan Project
Manhattan Project

One of the Last Remaining Manhattan Project Scientists Has Died

And with him, perhaps, our nuclear sanity.
Brian Merchant
9.26.17
air force
air force

The Dragons In ‘Game of Thrones’ Aren’t Nukes, They’re an Air Force

This post contains spoilers for 'Game of Thrones' season 7, episode 4.
Matthew Gault
8.8.17
Not a Thing
Not a Thing

Chill, North Korean Nukes Aren’t Going to Trigger a Volcanic Eruption

There’s plenty of other stuff to be scared about.
Sarah Emerson
6.9.17
The Bomb
The Bomb

Hawaii Is Preparing a New Nuclear Contingency Plan Because of North Korea

FOIA documents show the Hawaii Department of Defense is about to revamp its emergency plans for a nuclear missile attack.
Sarah Emerson
5.26.17
war
war

The Only Way to Prevent Another Nuclear Strike Is to Get Rid of All the Nukes

Doomsday Clock scientist Dr. Lawrence Krauss says as long as we possess nuclear weapons, it's 'unavoidable.'
Phil Torres
1.30.17
Trump
Trump

Thanks to Trump, the Doomsday Clock Is 30 Seconds Closer to Midnight

Trump’s climate change rhetoric has edged us closer to nuclear oblivion.
Ben Sullivan
1.26.17
Trump
Trump

Memo to Trump: We’re Already Updating the US Nuclear Arsenal

Recent rhetoric from the US President-elect was 'baseless and reckless,' and we already have more nukes than necessary.
Matthew Gault
12.23.16
china
china

Ten Years Ago, North Korea Went Nuclear

The DPRK's first nuclear test was pretty crappy, but still.
Michael Byrne
10.8.16
politics
politics

Emerging Sub Spotting Technology Threatens Nuclear Deterrence

Technology is poised to upset the balance of mutually assured destruction.
Michael Byrne
7.3.16