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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.

Atomic bomb still scars Hiroshima, seven decades later

Atomic bomb still scars Hiroshima, seven decades later

Charred bodies bobbed in the brackish waters that flowed through Hiroshima 70 years ago this week, after a once-vibrant Japanese city was consumed by the searing heat of the world`s first nuclear attack.

Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015: IAEA

Iran atomic bomb probe may be completed in 2015: IAEA

 A long-delayed investigation into whether Iran has sought to develop nuclear weapons could be completed by the end of the year with Tehran`s help, the head of the UN atomic watchdog said Saturday.

France says deal with Iran must be robust, guarantee no atomic bomb

France`s foreign minister said on Saturday that his country wanted an agreement over Iran`s nuclear programme that was sufficiently robust to guarantee that Tehran could not acquire an atomic bomb. 

Scientists show proof of 26 atomic bomb scale asteroid impacts since 2000

Three prominent astronauts supporting the B612 Foundation have now presented a visualization of new data showing the surprising frequency at which the Earth is hit by asteroids.

Pakistan ready to deliver nuclear weapons to Saudi Arabia?

Pakistan has reached a secret deal to provide Saudi Arabia with nuclear weapons if Iran, which the world powers suspect is working on a nuclear programme, develops a nuke bomb.

Britain backed use of atomic bomb against Japan: US documents

Britain supported the use of atomic bombs against Japan in World War II about a month before the first one was dropped on Hiroshima by the United States, according to declassified American documents.

Hiroshima updates number of atomic bomb victims

The number of victims of the 1945 atomic bombing of the Japanese city of Hiroshima has climbed up a notch to 557,478 - 15,000 more than the previously recorded figure, according to a new report.

Hiroshima updates number of A-bomb victims

The Japanese city of Hiroshima released a new report about the actual damage from the 1945 atomic bombing, updating the total number of victims to 557,478.

Russian meteor strike had force of nuclear bomb, says scientist

The meteor strike in a Russian city that left numerous people injured, had exploded in the atmosphere with the force of an atomic bomb, according to an American researcher.

`Cold War era tools help track climate change today`

Tracking the impact of climate change today has been made possible by tools developed by nuclear scientists to detect radioactivity in the wake of testing of atomic bombs during the Cold War era.

Iran opposes A-bomb, Ahmadinejad tells Japan ex-PM

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
stressed to visiting former Japanese premier Yukio Hatoyama that Tehran opposes nuclear weapons.

`I didn’t help Iran in developing atomic bomb`

US media reports said that Vyacheslav Danilenko helped put Iran on the threshold of making an atomic bomb.

Iran moved nuclear material to bunker: UN watchdog

The main finding in the IAEA report was that Iran appeared to have worked on designing a nuclear warhead.

Asteroid with power of 15 atomic bombs to pass moon`s orbit

An asteroid with potential power of 15 atomic bombs will make its closest approach to Earth tonight.

Iran has boosted atomic bomb ability: US scientists

The scientists warned against Western complacency over Iran`s nuclear drive.