Nuclear industry players tout small modular reactors as an "inherently safe," cost-effective source of electricity. The reality may be less attractive.
Treaties banning biological and chemical weapons are in place, and the path is clear to remove nuclear weapons too. Lethal autonomous weapons (killer robots) should be next.
The Cape High Court ruling which declared South Africa's nuclear energy plan as illegal may have put paid President Jacob Zuma's ambitions of clinching the deal while he is still in office.
The treaty to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons has been exceptionally successful. Only nine states have them. Now, efforts are underway to completely rid the world of them.
The recently updated Integrated Resource Plan calls for significant investment in South Africa's power supply. But can the country afford it?
Vietnam recently cancelled it's plans for the procurement of nuclear energy. There are lessons South Africa can take from this.
In early December, the nations of the world are poised to take an historic step on nuclear weapons. Yet Australia sticks out like a sore thumb among Asia-Pacific nations in arguing against change.
Back in the early 1900s, if you felt a bit sluggish you could reach for a beverage enhanced with radioactive elements to really add some pep to your step. It wouldn't be a healthy choice, though.
The argument put forward by Eskom that it can handle South Africa's controversial nuclear build programme is fundamentally flawed.
There are fears that that the nuclear build in South Africa is being driven for the benefit of the politically connected rather than the national good.
The anti-nuclear movement in the U.S. is at a critical juncture as worries over climate change grow.
South Africa's nuclear plans have been put on hold. In light of recent events in the country, pressure is being put on the government to halt the process.
South Australia's Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission has recommended a nuclear waste site for the state.
Engineers have devised an innovative way to dismantle Chernobyl's reactor while preventing further radiation escaping.
Longannet, the last coal-fired power plant in Scotland, has closed. It might be good news for climate change, but it also signals major problems ahead.
The nuclear operator was nowhere near adequately covered for the disaster. And it's not just a Japanese problem.
President Zuma indicated a welcome slowdown in the South African government's stated intention to invest in nuclear power plants.
North Korea has been signalling an uptick in its nuclear programme for a while – and its strategy is as clear as ever.
Big data is about processing large amounts of data. It is often associated with multiplicities of data. But the ability to generate data outpaces the ability to store it.
South Africa has plans to build new power stations despite many calling for no nuclear energy in the country.