Man creates QR code for dad's grave to share his incredible life story
Inventor Michael Bourque's father was an atomic veteran who fought in the Korean War and participated in U.S. military nuclear weapons tests.
Doomsday clock to be updated for first time since Putin invaded Ukraine
It has remained at 100 minutes to midnight since 2020, but this year's nuclear threats from Russia may have edged us even closer to the metaphorical doomsday.
Powerful bombs and solar snake appear on surface of sun
Both events show the star releasing huge amounts of energy.
When was the first nuclear bomb made and by whom?
Nuclear weapons generate their huge explosive power through the splitting—or fission—of certain elements, such as uranium or plutonium.
The mystery of Pig 311 who was found alive after Bikini Atoll A-bomb test
The pig was supposedly locked inside a toilet on the Japanese ship "Sakawa" when Able was detonated. Yet, a day later, it was found swimming at the atoll.
Kherson flooding would be like dropping 'atomic bomb' if Putin strikes dam
A Russian strike on the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) would cause catastrophic consequences, an expert has assessed.
Nuclear war simulator creator says public must know potential destruction
"They need to see, clearly and viscerally, just how universal and destructive a nuclear war would be," computer scientist Christopher Minson said.
Christopher Nolan's 'Oppenheimer'—All We Know So Far
Christopher Nolan is bringing the story of J. Robert Oppenheimer to life in the epic biopic, "Oppenheimer."
Nuclear Bomb Simulator Used 9 Million Times Since Russia Invaded Ukraine
Alex Wellerstein, who created the tool, told Newsweek that the NUKEMAP site has experienced a dramatic increase in traffic since February.
Putin Ally Orban Accuses EU of 'Atomic Bomb' on Economy in Russia Clash
Orban was giving his opinion on plans by the EU to ban Russian oil imports.
Key Lab Used For Atomic Bomb Development Still 14 Years From Clean Up
New Mexico environmental officials and watchdog groups worry that the federal government has understated the environmental liability of the Los Alamos facility.
76 Years Later, Debate Persists Over Hiroshima, Nagasaki Atomic Bombings
World War II historians still hotly contest president Harry S. Truman's decision to drop atomic weapons on civilian populations.
84 Radioactive 'Black Rain' Victims Recognized as Hiroshima Bomb Survivors
The elderly plaintiffs who fell ill after exposure to radioactive rain will now be given the same medical benefits as other survivors of the atomic blast.
Debate: Should the U.S. Adopt 'No First Use' Nuclear Policy?
Bestselling author Greg Mitchell debates Hudson Institute senior fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs.
Learning the Right Lessons From Nagasaki
It has been 75 years since any nation used a nuclear weapon during wartime.
Despite Hiroshima Polling Trends, Doubting the Bomb Isn't New
Polling showing more and more of the U.S. population disapproving of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by atomic bomb have become the basis for a generational narrative that obscures the long history of debate around the necessity of the carnage.
Over 90% of Hiroshima's Doctors and Nurses Were Killed or Injured by Bomb
The vast majority of the Japanese city's hospitals were also rendered non-functioning by the nuclear bomb.
The Only Man to See all Atomic Blasts Reflects on Hiroshima Destruction
"All those people that were going to be killed? I was praying for them," Lawrence Johnston said at the time.
'My Grandfather and Mother Survived The Hiroshima Atomic Bomb'
My grandfather, Dr. Ken Takeuchi, was the director of the Hiroshima Red Cross Hospital. On August 4, 1945, he had talked to staff and encouraged them to arrive at work earlier. At 8.15am on August 6, when the atomic bomb hit, many staff were inside the hospital—his pep talk had saved lives.
Hiroshima Survivors Hid Radiation Exposure as People Feared It Could Spread
Some thought A-bomb survivors "had the blood of the devil," according to one Hiroshima resident.
Will a Nuclear Weapon Ever Be Fired Again?
75 years ago, the world's first nuclear bomb was dropped. How did it change the nature of conflict, how do we now view the use of nuclear weapons and what will determine their use in the future?
Did Truman Ever Regret His Hiroshima Decision?
On one occasion, asked how long it took him to decide to use the new device, he simply snapped his fingers.
75 Years After Hiroshima, Here's Where World Stands With Nuclear Weapons
The U.S. became the first, and to this day only, nation in the world to use a nuclear weapon against a foreign adversary on August 6, 1945.
Atomic Bomb Tests Were A Thriving Tourist Trade
"People were fascinated by the clouds, by this idea of unlocking secrets of atom."
'Tomb' of Nuclear Waste Could Crack Open Due to Climate Change
An investigation by The Los Angeles Times and Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism found the dome is barely holding it together as it is. Rising sea levels could tip it over the edge.
The Messy History of Atomic Development
The yield of the first atomic bomb far surpassed any of the scientist's expectations—as did the fallout.
Iran Will 'Never' Make Atomic Bomb, Top Official Says
Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami pointed out that nuclear bombs are "clearly" against Islamic (or Sharia) law.
The Devastation of Nagasaki and the Luck of Kokura
The atomic bomb was meant for Kokura, not Nagasaki.
Hiroshima: Survivors Remember the Devastation
Now more than ever, they fear the threat of nuclear war.
The Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The bombs that exploded in the air above the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the first and last use of atomic weapons in human history.