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The Antinuclear President Modernizes the Arsenal

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

He hadn't been in office three months when he went to Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, and delivered remarks on the world's nuclear dilemma. They proved to be of a sort that might normally have come from an antinuclear activist, not the president of the United States.

The Doomsday Clock

Noam Chomsky | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Noam Chomsky

American citizens face an enormous responsibility right at home. The undermining of functioning democracy is one of the contributions of the neoliberal assault on the world's population in the past generation. In Europe, the impact may be even worse.

Three Minutes to Nuclear Midnight

Jonathan Marshall | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Jonathan Marshall

The consequences of an accidental nuclear war would be staggering. Thousands of U.S. and Russian warheads, some of them orders of magnitude larger than the one that wiped out Hiroshima, are primed for launch on warning.

Original Child Bomb

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.27.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have not produced eternal peace. Instead they opened a Pandora's box that can never be fully locked back up.

Suicide or Adoration: The 'Doomsday Clock' and the Abrahamic Faiths

Eric Elnes | Posted 01.27.2016 | Religion
Eric Elnes

Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin once observed that "humanity is being taken to the place where it will have to choose between suicide and ad...

One Millennial's Take on the New Generational Divide

Zara Khan | Posted 12.11.2015 | College
Zara Khan

Through a nationwide survey, anyone born after December 2000 was invited to suggest and choose from names including the Navigators, the Builders, and the Bridge Generation. The whole affair left me feeling... pretty strange.

Don't Let the Crisis in Ukraine Damage Decades of Progress on Nuclear Cooperation

Stanley Weiss | Posted 05.18.2015 | World
Stanley Weiss

An increasingly belligerent Russia is using its nuclear arsenal as a nationalist rallying cry while posing a dilemma for the U.S.: If Russia is no longer committed to arms reduction, should the U.S. continue to carry the flag for disarmament by itself? What should the U.S. do? Three things.

David Freeman

If You Think The Threat Of Nuclear War Went Away, Listen Up | David Freeman | Posted 02.10.2015 | Science

Almost a quarter of a century has passed since the end of the Cold War, and these days people who worry about the end of the world as we know it seem ...

Sir David King: '2015 Is a Seminal Year for the Planet'

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 04.06.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Speaking before a packed auditorium at London's Imperial College last week, Sir David King, the UK's former head scientist, and current envoy for climate change, described 2015 as "a seminal year" for the planet.

Kate Sheppard

Scientists Warn We're Ever-Closer To The Apocalypse | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– The world crept closer to doomsday on Thursday. That's according to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which each year update...

Nuclear Disarmament: Beyond Iran

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.11.2014 | World
Robert Koehler

We're sort of still fighting a Cold War that ended decades ago and maintaining and modernizing our stockpiles without accountability or oversight.

Saving Chain Reaction

Mikko Alanne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Mikko Alanne

If you've ever visited Santa Monica and driven past the Civic Center, you've likely seen Pulitzer Prize-winner Paul Conrad's iconic "Chain Reaction," a towering, 26-foot sculpture portraying a nuclear mushroom cloud made from chains.

The Tick Tock of the Doomsday Clock

Joe Cirincione | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The minute hand of the Doomsday Clock will stay at five minutes to midnight for the year 2013, say the scientists and experts at The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists who maintain one of the world's most famous time pieces.

'Doomsday Clock' Set For 2013

Posted 01.18.2013 | Science

The Internet is abuzz with news of the 2013 "Doomsday Clock," as alarmed netizens scramble to learn what this apocalyptic time-keeper is and what it m...

Doomsday Clock Announcement...Are We Closer To 'Midnight'?

LiveScience/The Huffington Post | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 02.13.2012 | Science

UPDATE: The 'Doomsday Clock' has been moved forward. We're now 5 'minutes from midnight.' View a live stream of the announcement and rationale here. ...

The Twin Brother of Annihilation

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Koehler

The argument: In a world held hostage by nuclear weapons, there are smaller aggregate numbers of war dead; therefore, God bless nukes. Or maybe not.

Doomsday Clock Reset (WATCH LIVE): When And How To See Atomic Scientists Move The Clock (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

UPDATE 10:31 AM ET: The "Doomsday Clock" has been reset by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists to six minutes to midnight, from five minutes to midnight...