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What You Should Really Be Scared of on Halloween: A Horror Story

Meia Chita-Tegmark | Posted 10.28.2016 | Politics
Meia Chita-Tegmark

The chilling thought of how close we humans were to destroying everything we cherish makes this the scariest Halloween story.

Sunday Roudup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, the framework of a deal on curbing Iran's nuclear capabilities was announced. Existing stockpiles of enriched uranium will be reduced by 97 percent, centrifuges by two-thirds, along with what President Obama called a "robust and intrusive" inspection regime -- if adhered to, the deal would make a bomb impossible for at least 10 years. "It will make our country, our allies and our world safer," said Obama. In short, a tentative victory for all. Except, of course, those cheerleaders of the disastrous Iraq War pining to launch a sequel. Speaker Boehner vowed to ask "tough questions" -- something Congress failed to do 12 years ago in the run up to Shock and Awe. And Sen. Mark Kirk has already trotted out the Iraq playbook, predicting this is "going to end with a mushroom cloud somewhere near Tehran." But at least this time around we have a much clearer picture of what listening to cynical references to mushroom clouds can lead to.

Strangely Sweet Mushroom Cloud Sculptures Challenge Our Relationship To Images Of War

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts

Our senses are constantly bombarded with images of violence and warfare, and our appetites for such destructive imagery have adjusted accordingly. Thi...

PHOTOS: This Is What Nuclear Explosions Look Like

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 05.21.2013 | DC

On May 21, 1956, the United States exploded its first airborne hydrogen bomb above the Bikini Atoll, a chain of Pacific islands north of the equator. ...

LOOK: China's Incredible Mushroom Cloud

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home

A mushroom-like cloud was spotted over Beijing last week, closely resembling the explosion of an atomic bomb, reports China Daily. The huge cloud e...

Are Doomsday Bunkers Dumb Wastes Of Money? | David Moye | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

People have been predicting the end of the world since the beginning of human civilization, but the fears of some people are causing sales of doomsday...

Nuclear Anxiety: Rebecca Campbell's 'Boom' Paintings

Posted 06.03.2011 | Arts

Rebecca Campbell's mushroom clouds were painted several months before the recent nuclear scare in Japan, when viewing them would have been a less imme...