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Chernobyl's Infamous Reactor 4 Control Room Is Now Open to Tourists

Chernobyl's Infamous Reactor 4 Control Room Is Now Open to Tourists

The “highly radioactive” control room at Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s Reactor 4 at the center of the facility’s infamous 1986 catastrophe is open for tourists, so long as they wear a protective
The US isn’t ready for the future of war

The US isn’t ready for the future of war

The US, in the opinion of its military commanders and grand strategists, is at greater risk of losing a war today than it has been at any time in decades.
Julian Charrière. The world without us

Julian Charrière. The world without us

Several of the works are set in a microcosm where few human beings venture, a place remote from the rest of the world but which played an important role in human history: the Bikini Atoll
Watch: Inventor of Green New Deal Renounces Eco-Lunacy, Goes Nuclear

Watch: Inventor of Green New Deal Renounces Eco-Lunacy, Goes Nuclear

I was so pleased to meet just about the world's only sensible Greenie, Mike Shellenberger. Shellenberger used to be a deep green activist - pushing heavily for renewables - but then saw the light.

US military will no longer use floppy disks to coordinate nuke launches

As we alarmingly learned in 2014, the US military has been using 8-inch floppy disks in an antiquated '70s computer to receive nuclear launch orders from the President. Now, the US strategic command
U.S. Military Will Stop Using Floppy Disks to Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System

U.S. Military Will Stop Using Floppy Disks to Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System

The systems used to control the United States arsenal of nuclear weapons rely on outdated computers. But the Department of Defense is updating at least one part of the archaic technology—the floppy
Andrew Yang Wants a Thorium Reactor by 2027. Good Luck, Buddy

Andrew Yang Wants a Thorium Reactor by 2027. Good Luck, Buddy

The presidential candidate backs a type of reactor that promises cleaner, safer nuclear energy. But it may not be the best way to ditch fossil fuels.
Tulsi Gabbard to Hillary: It’s time to step down from your throne

Tulsi Gabbard to Hillary: It’s time to step down from your throne

Queen. The post Tulsi Gabbard to Hillary: It’s time to step down from your throne appeared first on Hot Air.
The Goiânia Radiological Accident

The Goiânia Radiological Accident

A radiation therapy unit in a hospital. Photo credit: Thomas Hecker/Shutterstock.com Radioactive isotopes have a very niche use in medicine, where they are used both in diagnosis as well as in
Russia building nuclear science center in Rwanda

Russia building nuclear science center in Rwanda

Russia's state nuclear company Rosatom announced on Twitter today they have signed a deal with The Republic of Rwanda to build a center for nuclear science and technology. The Kremlin and the
Canadian Photographer Shows Life In The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Today

Canadian Photographer Shows Life In The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Today

This photo project illustrates real life in the Chernobyl exclusion zone three decades after the catastrophe of 1986 that made...
What is the Open Skies Treaty and why does Donald Trump want it canceled?

What is the Open Skies Treaty and why does Donald Trump want it canceled?

Another treaty designed to prevent accidental conflict is on Trump's chopping block.
Turkey Has Long Had Nuclear Dreams

Turkey Has Long Had Nuclear Dreams

Ankara has been contemplating developing nuclear weapons since the 1960s.
The Historic Hanford Reactor That Made Plutonium For The Nagasaki Bomb

The Historic Hanford Reactor That Made Plutonium For The Nagasaki Bomb

Sitting squarely in the middle of the now decommissioned Hanford Site, a nuclear production complex on the Columbia River near Richland, Washington, is B Reactor—the world’s first large-scale nuclear
Climate Change Is Breaking Open America's Nuclear Tomb

Climate Change Is Breaking Open America's Nuclear Tomb

The Marshall Islands say that plutonium is leaking into the Pacific Ocean from the concrete dome the U.S. built to dispose of nuclear waste.
The United States’ Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Weapons Are Dangerously Entangled

The United States’ Nuclear and Non-Nuclear Weapons Are Dangerously Entangled

New evidence from the Yom Kippur War shows how such knots can lead to nuclear annihilation.
Kim Jong Un’s Warning for Trump

Kim Jong Un’s Warning for Trump

With a deadline for restarting nuclear talks looming, North Korea ups the ante on the United States.
South Korea Declines to Co-Sponsor North Korea Human Rights Resolution for First Time Since 2008

South Korea Declines to Co-Sponsor North Korea Human Rights Resolution for First Time Since 2008

Seoul may be trying to preserve its fading diplomatic outreach to Pyongyang.