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Of Openheimer and the Bhagwat Gita

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In the midst of heightened posturing by North Korea over a potential thermonuclear war Saturday April 21 is the 113th birth anniversary of Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a father of the first atomic bomb in 1945.

Scientists discover new weak type of atomic bomb

Scientists discover new weak type of atomic bomb

They observed a butterfly Rydberg molecule, a weak pairing of two highly excitable atoms that they predicted would exist more than a decade ago.

Nagasaki marks 71st atomic bombing anniversary

Nagasaki marks 71st atomic bombing anniversary

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in his address in Nagasaki, called on world leaders to honour the global Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty.

Preparations in 'final stages' for North Korea nuclear test: Report

Preparations in 'final stages' for North Korea nuclear test: Report

Officials believe the trucks seen moving in and out of the complex are likely carrying nuclear technicians.

South Korea calls for 'bone-numbing' sanctions on North for nuclear test

South Korea warned North Korea on Wednesday that the United States and its allies were working on sanctions to inflict "bone-numbing pain" after its latest nuclear test, and urged China to do its part to rein in its isolated neighbour.

UN working for tougher sanctions on North Korea: UN diplomat

The UN's most powerful body is working on a resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on North Korea to reflect its claim that it tested a powerful hydrogen bomb for the first time, a Security Council diplomat said today.