Nuclear Weapons

Watch Every Nuclear Explosion From 1945 To Present Day

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Tech

Since the US detonated the first atomic bomb during the historic Trinity test there have been a staggering 2053 nuclear explosions on the planet Earth...

This Is What Would Happen If The Hiroshima Bomb Dropped On Your Hometown

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Tech

Seventy years ago to this day, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The total number of fatalities of the Hi...

What If Hiroshima Did Not Force the Japanese to Surrender?

Paul Ingram | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

You may hear a lot this week that the bombing of Hiroshima was a turning point for humanity - the most important historic event of the 20th century, u...

Could Britain Be the First World Power to Wake Up From the Nuclear Nightmare?

Richard Reoch | Posted 03.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

For the first time, a global power might need to change course and accept that it can still change the world for the better and be a force for peace and security without possessing its own weapons of mass destruction.

Iran Deal: Now We Must Change Direction

Paul Ingram | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

For those Americans, diplomats and wonks following the Comprehensive Joint Plan of Action (CJPoA) over Iran's nuclear program agreed on July 14, atten...

Where Is the UK Government's Nuclear Weapons Policy Heading?

Varinder Singh Bola | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Varinder Singh Bola

Whichever way you look at it, it seems that the fiscal hawks and disarmament doves have been blown out of the sky and have sunk into a deep blue ocean where the Trident Successor programme stares them head-on.

This Is NASA's Plan For The End Of The World

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech

Looks like NASA is taking a leaf out of the Hollywood blockbuster Armageddon. The space agency is working with National Nuclear Security Administr...

Scrap Trident - Thinking The Unthinkable

Paul Blanchard | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

In my view, those countries with a nuclear deterrent are putting themselves more at risk from today's threats. We're not spending our money wisely. We're taking the heat off those countries without nukes. They're letting us spend the cash on Trident while they focus on what matters: tackling terrorism and stopping the growth of terrorist groups.

UK Nuclear Policy Now: Questions Remain

Paul Ingram | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

National security is deeply linked to the trajectories of nuclear proliferation, arms races and the success of diplomatic efforts to stem the tide. Future British governments would do well to maximise their efforts to develop a globally cooperative approach that undercuts the drivers of proliferation and reduces the salience nuclear weapons have to all states, and maximises the tendency in them all to act in a social responsible manner, with or without nuclear weapons. How they can do this effectively in the coming years must be at the top of their foreign policy agenda.

Finding Nuclear Hope Beyond New York

Paul Ingram | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

As the new British government in particular approaches the post election consideration of Trident renewal we must avoid the lazy temptation to think this is someone else's problem, or that answers lie in multilateral nuclear disarmament - because that is simply an excuse for no change, business as usual... until disaster strikes.

Will the New Government Be Obliged to Renew Trident?

Paul Ingram | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

The efforts to question Ed Miliband's commitment to maintain a credible independent nuclear deterrent have failed to land with the electorate. But it would be a serious error to think that is down to the repeated assurances that a Labour government will follow through with full renewal of the system...

Let's Get Over Our Scotland-Envy and Join Up

Indra Adnan | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Without a similar cause, how can the rest of the UK's broad left transcend its differences and make a break from politics as usual? Interestingly that moment and that opportunity is now upon us.

Britain's Nuclear Deterrent Isn't 'Independent'

David Morrison | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Politics
David Morrison

The Conservative Party is in favour of Britain retaining a nuclear weapons system, and so is the Labour Party. To that end, both are committed to the replacement of the four submarines built in Britain from which US-supplied Trident II missiles carrying nuclear warheads can be launched.

Survive The Impending Apocalypse In Style

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Tech

When the impending apocalypse comes, do you want to be stuck huddled inside a mountain along with thousands of others while whatever it is that's rava...

Don't Let Young People Down: Listen to Our Views on Trident

Carine Bambara | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Carine Bambara

A recent argument made by nuclear weapons supporters has been that the increase of terrorism means we need nuclear weapons. Personally I believe the opposite is true - an increase in acts of terrorism is precisely why nuclear weapons are adding to insecurity: you cannot use a 'deterrent' against an ideology that does not care who it destroys - including its own followers.

Relax, Mushroom Cloud Spotted In Ukraine Was Probably Not A Nuclear Explosion

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK

A huge explosion rocked the Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday night, causing many to assume a tactical nuclear weapon was being detonated. Early ...

Trident Debate: All Weapons Now Point to the Election

Serena Cowdy | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

This week, I sat in the public gallery of the House of Commons, to watch an Opposition Day debate on the UK's Trident nuclear weapons programme. Sometimes I like to sit in the gallery, instead of watching on TV at home, because it means you get to see lots more fascinating things.

The UK's Nuclear Future

Harry Saville | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Politics
Harry Saville

Moving forward, we need to recognise the important role our nuclear deterrent plays internationally. Despite the global security environment having changed markedly since 1940, to abandon our deterrent now would only serve to undermine our own security, the security of our allies and that of liberal democracy globally.

Atomic Bombs Literally Started 'A New Geological Age'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Tech

A dark new chapter in the Earth's geological history began when the first atomic bomb was detonated on July 16 1945, an international team of scientis...

Aliens On Mars 'Wiped Out In Nuclear War' Says Physicist

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

Physicist Dr John Brandenburg has a new, stunning theory for why we can't see life on Mars. It was wiped out by a nuclear war. The plasma physic...

The Government Is Sidestepping Parliament in a Push for Trident Replacement

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

We are beyond the moment in history when upper echelons in government and society can award themselves an absolute right to keep decisions that are taken in the name of the people, from the people. This lesson needs to be learnt across all sections of the establishment and political life.

Giant Mysterious Flash Lights Up Siberian Sky

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Tech

A few days ago, Russia's Sverdlovsk region was lit up by a massive flash of light in the sky leaving locals stunned. The problem is though, no on h...

How America's Nuclear Arsenal Is Broken

AP | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK

The foundation of America's nuclear arsenal is fractured, and the government has no clear plan to repair it. The cracks appear not just in the militar...

The World Is Gathering to Discuss Eliminating Nuclear Weapons, But the UK Government Won't Even RSVP

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

Why not attend? The government explanation for non-attendance - once you get beyond complaints that the conference goals are 'unclear' - is that the conference may talk about the possibility of a negotiated global ban on nuclear weapons. Our government doesn't believe that such a ban is negotiable. So herein lies the contradiction.

Recruit Psychopaths To 'Keep Order' After A Nuclear Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK

The British government looked at a proposal to recruit psychopaths to help keep order in the event of a devastating nuclear attack, recently released ...