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MIT scientists have figured out a way to tell if a nuclear weapon is real or fake — a crucial step toward reducing the number of nukes in the wo...

The technology encrypts its data, so weapons inspectors wouldn't have access to military secrets about how a nuke was designed or built.
Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham hits heavy seas in the Atlantic Ocean, December 18, 2018.

There’s a new round of tensions between the US, NATO, and Russia, and that means there’s a new battle brewing in the Atlantic

With a new period of competition between the US and its NATO allies and a resurgent Russia, the North Atlantic is once again a battleground.
On Aug. 18, at 2:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time, the Defense Department conducted a flight test of a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile at San Nicolas Island, Calif.

The US just entered a great-power arms race in a big way — and Russia and China are panicking

The US just tested its first post-INF Treaty missile, and Russia and China are both worried and warning that the US is igniting a new arms race.
A nuclear blast from Operation Teapot in 1955 at the Nevada Test Site.

Yes, a physicist once lit his cigarette with a nuclear-bomb explosion. Here’s how it worked.

A popular Reddit thread about an "atomic cigarette lighter" seems true. In 1952, the physicist Ted Taylor used a nuclear blast to ignite his smoke.
A young Chinese man holds up a sign that says "We no longer trust dirty public servants. We trust Mr. Democracy" during an occupation of Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989. The exact date on which this was taken is not known.

30 years after Tiananmen Square massacre, China is more authoritarian than ever but also more capitalist

The Tiananmen square massacre on June 4, 1989, shaped China as we know it today. In the three decades since, China traded freedom for economic growth.
Soldiers from different countries during the opening ceremony of the 2018 NATO Summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 11, 2018.

On its 70th anniversary, NATO is bigger than ever — here are its 29 members in action

NATO was formed 70 years ago, as Europe recovered from World War II. The alliance has only grown and is now poised to welcome its 30th member.

The Pentagon is reviving this hard-hitting Cold War strategy to devastate any Chinese and Russian assaults

The "Assault Breaker" concept is back, but this time DARPA aims to defeat attacking enemies with even smarter and more powerful weapons.
Oyster-Adams school houses a fallout shelter in its basement.

There’s an abandoned fallout shelter from the Cold War underneath an elementary school in Washington DC. Take a look inside.

The nuclear fallout shelter under the Oyster-Adams school in DC has remained untouched for over 55 years. It still holds remnants of the Cold War.

23 times the Doomsday Clock moved

There have been a number of events that brought us closer to doomsday, say scientists, including the Cold War and the election of Donald Trump.
Putin and Obama both affected the Doomsday Clock.

23 times the Doomsday Clock moved

There have been a number of events that brought us closer to doomsday, say scientists, including the Cold War and the election of Donald Trump.