In the incredibly overheated, paranoid environment of the Cold War, anything seemed possible. Senator Joe McCarthy saw Communists hiding in every broom closet, Julius and Ehtel Rosenberg were executed as spies -- although the evidence we have today suggests that Ethel, at least, wasn't guilty of any ... More >>
Obama has nominated Chuck Hagel to be Secretary of Defense. Hagel is a former Republican Senator, so you would expect Republicans to appreciate the gesture. Or you would if you lived in the earlier, simpler time before rightbloggers. In our current era, alas, nothing proposed by the Kenyan Pretender ... More >>
Just a few weeks after the Scientologists at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida experienced it for themselves, here it is: video from this year's L. Ron Hubbard birthday event. On March 13, LRH would have turned 101 years old (if he hadn't so wisely dropped his meat body in 1986 to research hig ... More >>
A new generation hears of real-life zombies
Iran announced on Sunday that it now has its first batch of uranium yellowcake, which is "the raw material for enrichment" on the way to nuclear capabilities. The very public posturing comes before Monday's talks in Geneva with world powers about Iran's nuclear program, so the existence of us ... More >>
Adam "Atom Bomb" PearsonJohn Tyner's soon-to-be viral TSA revolt wasn't the only airport absurdity of the weekend. Los Angeles food stylist Adam C. Pearson was reported for "suspicious behavior" by a fellow Delta passenger before his plane even left the ground. Pearson was interrogated by the ... More >>
Take a bunch of former and retired U.S. generals testimony alongside a bunch of now declassified documents, throw the words "nuclear" and "UFO" in there, and what do you get? The strangest, scariest, weirdest, and most patently awesome national defense story in a while.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in town, and will "face off" against Hillary Clinton today at the UN regarding the 40-year-old Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Randy Sharp's Trinity 5:29
The opposite of operatic
The U.S. calls this intercontinental ballistic missile the "Peacekeeper." Those jokers! (FAS) Since 1947, one of the nation's leading weapons watchdogsThe Bulletin of the Atomic Scientisthas offered a handy gauge to the cataclysmic threats of the nuclear age: the Doomsday Clock. The si ... More >>
If a mushroom cloud appears underground, does anyone see it? (
While Dubya plays nuclear chicken with Iran, Oppenheimer is the right play to revive
President sort of pro-democracy, pro-nuclear--and sort of not, too.
Vice president deals Mubarak in on nuclear standoff
Atomic blast from the past: An interview with Lydia Millet
How missing explosives in Iraq burst into the presidential election
Mordechai Vanunu spilled Israel's nuclear secrets and was jailed for 18 years. Get ready for the fallout.
Dennis, Al Called It on WMD; Other Demos Bombed
Don't try this at home: The end of the world as we know it is just a term paper away
Nuclear Brinkmanship, Suicide Attacks, and Driver's-Ed Scares
Nix From a Nixonian
Feds to Move Nuclear Material From Los Alamos to Site Near Yucca Mountain
Bracing for Yucca Mountain's Nuclear Forever
Nuke Manual Looks Like Internet Hoax
Prince Tries to Calm World Fears
Scared Congress Seeks Shelter in Nuclear Henhouse
A Tiny Antiwar Movement Takes on Nukes, Military Spending, and Dictatorship
Advocates Doubt Wen Ho Lee Release Will Change Anti-Asian Politics
Landow Lurks in Background
While U.S. officials bicker, weapons of mass destruction sit as easy pickings for international terrorists