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The Historic UN Vote On Banning Nuclear Weapons

Joe Cirincione | Posted 10.31.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

History was made at the United Nations today. For the first time in its 71 years, the global body voted to begin negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.

Anthrax, Accidentally!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.30.2016 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

"Those 'inactive' spores we sent you? Guess what?"...

Niche Market

Brian Kahn | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Brian Kahn

She was slim, young and attractive, sitting in the window seat as our plane lifted off for Minneapolis. We'd talked before takeoff -- selfishly hopin...

Nazi Scientists Tried To Use Mosquitoes As Weapons?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.31.2014 | Science

Mosquitoes as weapons? It was nearly a real-life threat during World War II, new research suggests. Researchers now say that Nazi scientists were p...

'Troublemaker' Hersh Should Be Welcomed Back

Robert Miraldi | Posted 03.02.2014 | Media
Robert Miraldi

It may be a New Year, but it is the same old Sy Hersh, arguably America's best investigative reporter, who is still sticking his thumb in the eye of power at the age of 76 and exposing what he sees as the abuse of power.

A Progressive Perspective: Why Congress Should Approve the President's Request to Punish the Use of Chemical Weapons

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

History will judge us harshly, if we stand by idly, and legitimate the use of chemical weapons -- and weapons of mass destruction in general -- by allowing their use in the view of the full world to go unpunished.

Playing 'Decider' on Syria

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The big problem -- not just for Obama, but for America -- is that there simply aren't a whole lot of good options in Syria. So I thought it'd be worthwhile to go through them, in the spirit of Bush's "decider room."

Gun Control and Arms Control

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.01.2013 | Home
Lawrence Wittner

Preventing or restraining armed aggression needs to be tackled not only by arms control and disarmament, but by just and effective governance on the local, national, and international levels.

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Hacking Obama's DNA? | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 11.15.2012 | Science

I was recently asked to join HuffPost Live Producer/Host Jacob Soboroff for a conversation prompted by an article published in The Atlantic called "Ha...

Cattle or People?

Karl Grossman | Posted 09.04.2012 | Green
Karl Grossman

The National Research Council has issued a report identifying "a number of deficiencies" in an "updated risk assessment" done by the federal government for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility it wants to build in Kansas to replace the Plum Island Animal Disease Center off Long Island.

Lynne Peeples

Bioterror Death Germs Thrive In Labs, Nature, As U.S. Funding Withers | Lynne Peeples | Posted 02.10.2012 | Green

Part of a series investigating the complex links between human, animal and environmental health: The Infection Loop. In early October 2001, just da...

Bird Flu Blues

Jonathan D. Moreno | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics
Jonathan D. Moreno

Some of the hardest questions in the process of scientific discovery aren't about science, but philosophy. A good illustration of this is the unanimous recommendation by the NSABB that two leading journals not publish certain details about "bird flu."

Dangerous Acquaintances

Edward J. Sylvester | Posted 01.27.2012 | Home
Edward J. Sylvester

The Obama administration has been moving in the right direction in improving research funding for emerging pandemic viruses such as H5N1, but much needs to be done to assure that efforts to prevent the next lethal outbreak don't inadvertently lead to it.

Egypt's Nuclear Dimension

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Joe Cirincione

As a free Egypt transforms itself, analysts are nervously watching for signs of new nuclear ambitions. Why has Egypt never come clean about the full scope of its nuclear activities and experimentation?

Researchers Develop Material To Minimize Effects Of Chemical, Biological Weapons

The Pitt News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Pitt researchers have created a material that can neutralize some effects of chemical and biological weapons. Researchers created the material out ...

Smallpox in the Garage

Stewart Abercrombie Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stewart Abercrombie Baker

There are countless ways technology might enable attacks against us -- as shocking and unexpected at 9/11 had been. Some of those are so likely and so devastating that they haunt me still.

The Crazies: Not Crazy Enough

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The film is fairly dumb and not scary enough by a long shot -- the only thing that makes it slightly watchable is the acting.

Why China is Scarier Than Al Queda

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Many people's nightmares are taken up entirely with dark, terrorist fantasies. As understandable as this may be, it's also irrational. Terrorism will ...

Obama To Appoint New Official To Fight WMD Terrorism

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama plans to appoint a new White House official to coordinate efforts to prevent terrorists from obtaining nucle...