Russian TV "Accidentally" Leaks Footage of Classified Nuclear Torpedo Design

During a meeting of military officials in Sochi, Russian TV crews captured footage of a document not intended for public consumption. The supposedly “secret data,” which was subsequently shown on Russian television, revealed details of a “nuclear torpedo” designed to inflict “assured unacceptable damage” to enemy… »11/12/15 10:15am11/12/15 10:15am


Metal Gear Solid Is One Of The Most Fascinating Science Fiction Stories in Any Medium

Metal Gear Solid is an obsession for millions of gamers, with its totally insane science-fiction storytelling. But at its heart, the series has always been about celebrating and questioning the power of technology. The story of Solid Snake, Raiden, and Snake’s evil dad Big Boss (it’s... a long story) isn’t just… »8/31/15 1:24pm8/31/15 1:24pm

The Secret 1949 Radiation Experiment That Contaminated Washington

The physicists who invented the nuclear bomb worked out of Los Alamos in New Mexico, but the people who did the dirty work of making the bombs were in Hanford, Washington. Throughout the Cold War, Hanford churned out plutonium for our nuclear arsenal. It was also, conveniently, a place to experiment with radiation. »6/03/15 2:53pm6/03/15 2:53pm

These Videos of Nuclear Weapon Tests Are Terrifying But Spectacular

It’s impossible to forget just how immense the destructive power of a nuclear weapon is, but there is nothing quite like watching an explosion to hit that point home. These videos capture the test detonations of various nuclear weapons, letting us witness the immediate effects safely behind our computer screens. »5/22/15 8:00pm5/22/15 8:00pm

America's nukes are in a shocking state of neglect.

America's nukes are in a shocking state of neglect. A recent Pentagon review found outdated equipment, weak leadership, and abysmal morale among the people responsible for maintaining and launching these massively destructive weapons. Billions of dollars will be required over the next five years to ensure its security… »11/14/14 7:40pm11/14/14 7:40pm

​​If There's A Nuclear Arms Race In Asia, Don't Blame North Korea

In a recent interview, South Korean President Park Geun-hye said, "It would be difficult for us to prevent a nuclear domino from occurring in this area," were North Korea to conduct another test. But one analyst argues that if a nuclear arms race were to occur, it's China that should be singled out for blame. »6/02/14 1:20pm6/02/14 1:20pm

Obama's Efforts to Reduce U.S. Nuclear Weapons Are Kind Of Pathetic

The White House has released figures on the size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal: Our stockpile consists of 4,804 warheads. The good news, according to the State Department, is that this number "represents an 85% reduction." The bad news: That's the total reduction since 1967. The last four years tell a different story. »5/06/14 8:00pm5/06/14 8:00pm

The Air Force is simplifying how it grades nuclear-missile officers who are authorized to key in lau

The Air Force is simplifying how it grades nuclear-missile officers who are authorized to key in launch codes. The service has "made the monthly [certification] test pass-fail," Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh announced, though he declined to say what percentage of correct answers would be needed to pass. »4/24/14 12:40pm4/24/14 12:40pm