| Jan 28, 2015
| 4:30 PM
To the editor: The public health threat of nuclear weapons finds man paralyzed. Yet unlike a deer in headlights, man's large forebrain allows for critical thinking and responsive adaptation. Humans do have the capacity to change. ("Stubborn like a musk ox...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 2:32 PM
Pondering the looming specter of a nuclear-armed Iran, some Americans are deeply worried that we won't reach a deal to block that possibility. Some people have a different fear: that we will.
This second group is enthusiastically in favor of legislation...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Most people can be forgiven for ignoring the threat posed by nuclear weapons. It might seem surprising, but we have been preprogrammed by our own evolutionary history to engage in such ignorance. The nuclear age is just a tiny blip tacked on to our very...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 4:30 AM
If federal agents ever capture a stolen nuclear weapon — or have to investigate the detonation of one — they will turn to one of the most esoteric groups of detectives in the world.
Investigators will need proof of where a weapon came from...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 1:12 PM
The authors of a recent op-ed are absolutely right to be concerned about North Korea’s nuclear weapons (Perspective, Jan. 2). The authors correctly pointed out that the U.S. has done little to stop or counteract North Korea’s aggressive...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 10:57 AM
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called international nuclear negotiations a matter of “heart” on Sunday, and said Iran needed to end its political isolation to allow its economy to grow.
Rouhani made his remarks to a conference of 1,500...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain.
With turnout at...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 10:29 PM
Two Americans freed from secretive North Korea returned home on Saturday after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking U.S. intelligence official who traveled to Pyongyang to secure their release.
Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, who had been...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Pipes, tanks and other equipment rust in the humid Southern air. Leaky roofs leave puddles on factory floors. Abandoned buildings are scattered across an 800-acre site contaminated with hundreds of tons of mercury.
If this were a factory making cars...
| Jan 1, 2015
While the world's attention focuses on North Korea's cyber war with Sony, the Hermit Kingdom is rapidly increasing its stockpile of nuclear weapons material, with little real pushback from the United States.
A new analysis of North Korea's nuclear...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Want to take a long road trip halfway across the country to see where the atomic bomb was born? It doesn't sound like the makings for a typical summer getaway, but the newly created Manhattan Project National Historic Park may change all that.