updated Wed. August 3, 2022
April 27, 2018
If the planes were already in the air, the thinking went, they would survive a nuclear bomb hitting the United States. But one of the closest calls came when an America B-52 bomber dropped two nuclear bombs on North Carolina. In January, a jet carrying two 12-foot-long Mark 39 hydrogen bombs met upÃâÃÂ ...
April 25, 2018
Since the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, the world has been in a state of readiness for nuclear combat. In this secretive domain, mistakes and mishaps are often hidden: This week we're telling the stories of five nuclear accidents that burst into public view. There are objects that willÃâÃÂ ...
April 13, 2018
In the event of a nuclear war, anyone living or working in the centre of a city like London is likely to be annihilated instantly. But people living a bit further away could also be in the firing line due to the radioactive fallout caused by an atomic explosion. Car hits two men outside Birmingham mosque inÃâÃÂ ...
April 13, 2018
It was theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer who chose the codename "Trinity," though he could never remember why. As a participant in the Manhattan Project, he oversaw the construction of four atomic bombs. By the spring of 1945, the U.S. military had started looking for a place to test one of themÃâÃÂ ...
April 6, 2018
A nonprofit wants you to know what would happen if a nuclear bomb were dropped on the Tri-Cities. It's terrifying, as you would imagine. The Wisconsin-based nonprofit Outrider hopes a graphic representation of how a nuclear explosion would devastate your hometown might inspire you to take action toÃâÃÂ ...
April 4, 2018
"Then Iran will be able to enrich enough uranium for an arsenal of nuclear bombs," Cohen said, according to the meeting participant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was discussing a classified security matter. Cohen also criticized the decision to lift sanctions on Iran, saying it has resulted in "significantlyÃâÃÂ ...
April 4, 2018
In an effort to address some of the greatest threats against mankind, the Outrider Foundation has put together a data visualization tool that shows the potential impact of a nuclear blast. The tool allows visitors to see how devastating a surface or air nuclear explosion would be in any given city. Of the fourÃâÃÂ ...
April 3, 2018
We live in very bizarre times. Nuclear weapons are commonplace, at least insofar as lots of countries have access to them but never actually use them, but tensions between superpowers never seem to go away. The US is in an open war of words with Russia, while North Korea, despite being on its bestÃâÃÂ ...
March 30, 2018
It's 2018, and there's one thing on the back of everyone's minds — nuclear warfare. If it isn't, it should be. In January of this year, the doomsday clock moved two minutes closer to midnight because of elevated nuclear warfare risk. The Outrider Foundation decided to take advantage of this uniquely terrifyingÃâÃÂ ...
March 29, 2018
The Outrider Foundation has released a new interactive nuclear bomb simulator, and it's incredibly similar to an older nukemap you may already be ... You can type in your ZIP code, and then choose between different types of nuclear bombs, such as North Korea's Hwasong-14 or the Tsar Bomba, theÃâÃÂ ...
South China Morning Post
March 22, 2018
Opposition to a deal for the US to provide nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia is growing after Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the kingdom would develop a nuclear weapon if Iran did. The potential for US companies to participate in the construction of as many as 16 nuclear reactorsÃâÃÂ ...
March 22, 2018
Opposition to a deal for the US to provide nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia is growing after Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said the kingdom would develop a nuclear weapon if Iran did. The potential for US companies to participate in the construction of as many as 16 nuclear reactorsÃâÃÂ ...
March 21, 2018
Photo stills taken from an educational video aimed at Cold War-era primary school students in the 1950s in the United States show how they were told to survive a nuclear bomb attack. The footage taken from a clip first broadcast in 1951, begins by explaining that as long as someone is inside a buildingÃâÃÂ ...
March 19, 2018
Saudi crown prince: If Iran makes a nuclear bomb, so will we. Mohammed bin Salman returns ... "Saudi Arabia does not want to acquire any nuclear bomb,” bin Salman said in the interview, which aired Sunday. “But without a doubt, if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we will follow suit as soon as possible.".
March 15, 2018
Saudi Arabia has warned that it will develop its own nuclear weapon if regional rival Iran acquires one. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told US network CBS News his country did not want to acquire nuclear weapons. "But without a doubt, if Iran developed a nuclear bomb, we would follow suit asÃâÃÂ ...
March 15, 2018
The United States first started work on the weapons in 1961 as a result of the need for a new, more aerodynamic nuclear bomb that was better suited for use on then new high-performance jet aircraft, some of which were capable of reaching supersonic speeds. Los Alamos National Laboratory in NewÃâÃÂ ...
The National Interest Online (blog)
March 13, 2018
When India staged its first nuclear test in 1974, there were no doubts. It was a massive explosion estimated at eight kilotons (kt.) equivalent of TNT. Though it was conducted underground, it left a large crater on the surface. The test was celebrated in India, condemned in Pakistan and observed with cautionÃâÃÂ ...
March 4, 2018
Nuclear fallout occurs when the debris from a nuclear bomb explosion rises up in the familiar mushroom cloud into the atmosphere and is then dispersed by winds over a large area. Much of what we know scientifically about nuclear fallout comes from testing nuclear bombs in remote areas, such as theÃâÃÂ ...
February 19, 2018
... 'It's very close'. NORTH KOREA is “very close” to finally having the true capability to strike Donald Trump with an arsenal of deadly nuclear weapons, according to an expert who has revealed Kim Jong'un's true plans. By Joe Barnes. PUBLISHED: 06:51, Tue, Feb 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 06:52, Tue, Feb 20, 2018ÃâÃÂ ...
February 16, 2018
Decades ago they witnessed nuclear weapons tests in the South Pacific. Now some veterans hope new DNA testing will prove it was responsible for their subsequent ill health, which they say ruined their lives. "It was awe-inspiring, like another sun hanging in the sky. The blast bowled people over.
February 15, 2018
US wasting billions on nuclear bombs that serve no purpose and are security liability – experts ... The US is to spend billions of dollars upgrading 150 nuclear bombs positioned in Europe, although the weapons may be useless as a deterrent and a potentially catastrophic security liability, according to aÃâÃÂ ...
February 12, 2018
From the White House to his “Winter White House” Mar-a-Lago, President Donald Trump has multiple bomb shelters at his disposal—but no bunker, however well-designed, would survive a direct nuclear hit. "There's no defense against the tremendous blast and heat," Kenneth Rose, author of One NationÃâÃÂ ...
February 8, 2018
Named Project Ketch, the proposal was an offshoot of another nuclear explosive-powered idea, Project Gasbuggy, which called on increasing natural gas production by detonating nuclear bombs underground to fracture rock deposits -- nuclear fracking. From the get-go, however, Roddis noted there wouldÃâÃÂ ...
February 3, 2018
Moscow has condemned US military proposals to develop new, smaller atomic bombs mainly to deter any Russian use of nuclear weapons. Russia's foreign minister called the move "confrontational", and expressed "deep disappointment". The proposals stem from concerns that Russia may see current USÃâÃÂ ...
Bloomberg Businessweek Middle East
December 31, 1999
Opposition to a deal for the U.S. to provide nuclear power technology to Saudi Arabia is growing after Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman said the kingdom would develop a nuclear weapon if Iran did. The potential for U.S. companies to participate in the construction of as many as 16 nuclear reactorsÃâÃÂ ...