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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017.

North Korea just called Trump an old imbecile in the latest sign the country is back on a warpath

Kim Jong Un first used the insult "dotard" — referring to someone who's senile and losing it — in 2017, when Trump called him "Little Rocket Man."
Wood ants on the earth mound in the bunker, September 18, 2016.

Photos show how ants escaped a Soviet nuclear-weapons bunker after surviving on cannibalism for years

The ants' food source remained a mystery until researchers examined some of the 2 million ant corpses piled up around the bunker.
President Donald Trump with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019.

North Korea says no more talks with US a day after the US gave in to North Korea’s demands

"As we have got nothing in return, we will no longer gift the US president with something he can boast of," a North Korean official said.
An illustration of a nuclear bomb exploding in a city.

An animated video from the Red Cross shows a city getting nuked, and it’s a terrifying look at what happens when the government can’t save...

The video predicts that trees would "snap like toothpicks" and humans would be "tossed around like a grain of dust."
US President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un talk before a meeting in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019, in Panmunjom, Korea.

North Korea accuses the Trump administration of ‘misleading’ the public after nuclear talks break down

Nuclear talks between the US and North Korea have seemingly broken down once again, and the two sides have conflicting stories on the matter.

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.
HMS Vengeance, which carries nuclear missiles, travels to Devonport, Scotland for an upgrade in 2012.

How a 60-year-old BBC radio show may be one of the only things keeping the world from nuclear war

The UK has four nuclear submarines that wait underwater for signs that their country still exists. One of these is on BBC Radio 4's "Today" program.
The mushroom cloud from Ivy Mike rises above the Pacific Ocean over Enewetak Atoll in the Marshall Islands, during the world's first test of a full scale thermonuclear device, on November 1, 1952.

These are the 9 nuclear-armed countries and the 31 allies they’ve vowed to defend

There are about 13,885 nuclear weapons in the world. Here's an overview of the world's nuclear states and their arsenal.
"Plan A" is an audio-visual simulation that shows how so-called "tactical" nuclear weapons could lead to a highly fatal global conflict between the Russia, the US, and allies.

A terrifying new animation shows how 1 ‘tactical’ nuclear weapon could trigger a US-Russia war that kills 34 million people in 5 hours

"Plan A" is a hypothetical yet eerily plausible scenario imagined by nuclear weapons experts. It shows 91 million deaths and injuries in hours.
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters as he departs on travel to Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas following back-to-back mass shootings in the cities, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 7, 2019.

Trump keeps threatening US enemies with destructive power greater than nuclear weapons — experts say that’s ‘crazy talk’

Nothing comes close to a thermonuclear weapon. Insider spoke to the US's leading arms control experts, who struggled to make sense of what Trump said.