articles tagged: nuclear weapons
why the earth won’t remember us fondly
# science

why the earth won’t remember us fondly

Scientists are debating how humanity will be remembered millions of years from now and it won’t be by our sprawling cities and historical sites. It will be by our pollution, garbage, and weapons.

are we drawing in ufos with mushroom clouds?
# astrobiology

are we drawing in ufos with mushroom clouds?

Retired military officers claim that aliens are visiting Earth to discourage us from using nuclear weapons on each other. But how would aliens know if we have nukes?

why we still live in a m.a.d., m.a.d. world…
# politics

why we still live in a m.a.d., m.a.d. world…

Unfortunately for those of us who'd like to remain alive and not irradiated, the ghost of Mutually Assured Destruction lives on.

can we really end civilization with nukes?
# science

can we really end civilization with nukes?

Can we destroy the world with nukes? It depends on who you ask and what kinds of warheads and damage they include in their calculations...

the secret moon plans of the cold war
# space

the secret moon plans of the cold war

Stalin wasn't the only world leader who was thinking about using the Moon as a springboard for a massive base able to strike anywhere on Earth with devastating consequences.

in space, no one can hear you nuke
# space

in space, no one can hear you nuke

The Soviet Union wanted to detonate a nuclear warhead on the Moon as a show of force. But without an atmosphere and 238,900 miles away, what would that look like?

another look at the soviet doomsday machine
# oddities

another look at the soviet doomsday machine

Does Russia really house a former Soviet doomsday weapon designed to wipe out ever major city in the West should Moscow be obliterated?

the funny thing about nukes
# politics

the funny thing about nukes

Nuclear weapons are pretty much the only weapons you can't actually use and expect to survive the end result.