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Register now for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ teleconference event on Monday, September 26, 2016 with The Guardian's world affairs editor, Julian Borger. This open-to-the-public teleconference will take place from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. CDT.

North Korea’s fifth nuclear test confirms growing fears in the international community that the regime’s nuclear aspirations reach much further than once assumed. Pyongyang confirmed the test on September 9th, claiming that it is now capable of mounting nuclear warheads on ballistic missiles. Join our conversation with moderator Julian Borger of The Guardian, while experts Suzanne DiMaggio, Mark Fitzpatrick, and Chung-in Moon discuss what appears to be the most powerful nuclear test ever conducted by North Korea.
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If the creators of the performance piece The Bomb sought to make an impact on their audience at their Broadway debut last weekend, they succeeded: At least three people fainted at the first show. (No one was permanently injured, and all recovered, the organizers said.)
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Biodiversity loss: An existential risk comparable to climate change

http://thebulletin.org/biodiversity-loss-existential-risk-comparable-climate-change9329
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http://thebulletin.org/dirty-parts-computing-world9312

The Cloud is surprisingly poisonous, a fact that few people outside of big data centers seem to be aware of. And that’s before the energy hog known as Bitcoin came along.
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They're always picking their nose on somebody else's territory
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This is serious and not generally understood. Accidental mistakes or intentional misuse can cause considerable irreversible damage and potentially, an existential risk.
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Two recent polls, one conducted by Gallup and the other by the University of Texas at Austin, seem to show public opinion about nuclear energy headed in different directions. A third survey, the spring 2016 nuclear energy survey by Bisconti Research for the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) found favorability numbers about the same as last year. Moreover, the percentages favoring nuclear energy in the three surveys diverged widely. In looking for th...
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Six years ago, science writer Sonia Shah began work on a book that would explain how the next pandemic might originate: It would start as a pathogen found only in animals, adapt to humans through close contact, and spread rapidly thanks to urbanization and modern travel. Since then, the Ebola virus has ravaged the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The chikungunya virus established itself in the Americas for the first time...
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists informs the public about risks from nuclear weapons, nuclear energy, climate change, and biotechnology.
Introduction

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists was established in 1945 by scientists, engineers, and other experts who had created the atomic bomb as part of the Manhattan Project. They knew about the horrible effects of these new weapons and devoted themselves to warning the public about the consequences of using them. Those early scientists also worried about military secrecy, fearing that leaders might draw their countries into increasingly dangerous nuclear confrontations without the full consent of their citizens.

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