Nuclear reactors line the bank of the Columbia River at the Hanford site in 1960.
During the Cold War, the US built nuclear weapons at a network of secretive sites across the nation. Some are still heavily polluted and threaten public health today.
The Nazi atomic effort relied on work done in this remote lab.
Feb. 28 marks the 75th anniversary of Operation Gunnerside. A stealthy group of skiing commandos took out a crucial Nazi facility and stopped Hitler from getting the atomic bomb.
Warning sign at Kerr-McGee uranium mill site near Grants, N.M., December 20, 2007.
AP photo/Susan Montoya Bryan
The Trump administration's push for 'energy dominance' could spur a new wave of domestic uranium production. A scholar describes the damage done in past uranium booms and the visible scars that remain.
North Korean women’s ice hockey players.
North and South Korea explained in five questions and answers.
With artificial intelligence weapons on both sides, are we in a new cold war?
As tensions between the US and Russia escalate, both sides are developing technological capabilities, including artificial intelligence that could be used in conflict.
A flag with Korean peninsula unification symbol at the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
North Korea has taken up the South's invitation to the Olympics, but a quick look at the history of North-South talks suggests that unity is not as close as it may seem.
Cleanup crew search for radioactive debris.
U.S. Air Force
In what came to be known as the Thule incident, an American bomber crashed in Greenland, spreading radioactive wreckage across 3 square miles of a frozen fjord. Denmark was not happy.
North Koreans cheer in this November 2017 as they watch a news broadcast announcing Kim Jong-un’s order to test-fire the inter-continental ballistic missile Hwasong-15 at the Pyongyang Train Station in Pyongyang, North Korea.
(AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)
Military options should, and must, be on the table if diplomacy fails to compel North Korea to de-nuclearize.
Malcolm Turnbull: not at all in the middle.
Canberra's attitude to nuclear weapons has always been riddled with contradictions. Homegrown nuclear campaigners winning the Nobel prize have put the cat among the pigeons.
People attend a torchlight procession in honour of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons in Oslo.
The Turnbull government has refused to congratulate ICAN on winning Australia's first homegrown Nobel Peace Prize. In doing so, it is working against international efforts to ban nuclear weapons.
For the first time, human beings harnessed the power of atomic fission.
By figuring out fission, physicists were able to split uranium atoms and release massive amounts of energy. This Manhattan Project work paved the way both for atomic bombs and nuclear power reactors.
An insight into Iranian media and public opinion in the aftermath of Donald Trump's speech decertifying the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal.
Donald Trump’s justification for decertifying the Iran nuclear deal stems from his view that Iran is violating the deal’s spirit.
Aside from vague threats of violence and suggestions he could 'renegotiate' the Iran nuclear agreement, Donald Trump has provided little in the way of coherent or viable policy options.
Tilman Ruff (back centre) and a group of ICAN campaigners protest outside Australia’s permanent mission to the UN at Geneva.
Tim Wright, ICAN
A grassroots movement with its genesis in Melbourne has won the Nobel Peace Prize.
Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).
A scholar analyzes the history of the Nobel Peace Prize to ask: What difference has it made?
Capt. Robby Modad closes the gate at an ICBM launch control facility at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota in this 2014 file photo.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons recently opened to signatures at the United Nations. Canada broke with history and did not join negotiations, nor has it signed. Here's why it must.
A nuclear blast and runaway climate change could propel us into the Plutocene.
Imagine a world ravaged by the fallout from nuclear weapons and the runaway effects of climate change. Congratulations, you've just imagined the Plutocene, but let's hope it doesn't become a reality.
War of words (for now).
Trump seems to think all potential nuclear agitators are alike. He's wrong, and perhaps disastrously so.
Kim Jong Un guides the test-fire of Pukguksong-2 in an undated photo released on Feb. 13, 2017.
Kim Jong Un's regime has already earned millions from the export of arms, missiles, drugs and endangered wildlife products.
Protesters outside the Trump Tower in New York earlier this year.
At a time of increasing threat of nuclear war, a historic treaty to ban nuclear weapons might provide a much-needed panacea.