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How Oppenheimer’s bombs compare to today's nukes

Science Friday dives into how nuclear weapons technology has evolved since the Manhattan Project.
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Climate change and Russia spell trouble for NATO up north

Russia may be having major difficulties in Ukraine, but it remains a vast power in the north and the Arctic, where climate change is opening new sea routes for trade and trouble.
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$59 million, gone: How Bikini Atoll leaders blew through U.S. trust fund

The Trump administration lifted spending limits on the fund, which aids descendants of people forced to leave the coral reef because of U.S. nuclear testing.
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Treaty against fossil fuels floated at UN climate summit

The world should confront climate change the way it does nuclear weapons, by agreeing to a non-proliferation treaty that stops further production of fossil fuels, a small island nation leader urged Tuesday.

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Climate change is killing her country. Who will decide if it lives?

“The future I want,” says Tina Stege, the climate envoy for the Marshall Islands, “is a future where we get to choose.”
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75 years on, the doomsday clock keeps ticking

The iconic graphic of a timepiece originated as a nuclear warning. It updates its time on Thursday amid threats like climate change and pandemics.
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How a laser fusion experiment unleashed an energetic burst of optimism

Scientists have come tantalizingly close to reproducing the power of the sun — albeit only in a speck of hydrogen for a fraction of a second.

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