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The hidden base that could have ended the world

The Titan Missile Museum is located in “nearby” Tucson, AZ. I should take a weekend trip out to visit one of these days.

In the 1970s and 80s, crews sat at constant readiness in nuclear missile silos buried in the Arizona desert. What would have happened if they had got the order to launch?

Source: BBC – Future – The hidden base that could have ended the world

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Russia Is Building a Nuclear Space Bomber

Well, that’s nice to know. I thought we agreed 50 years ago not to militarize orbital space.

Kremlin claims about a spacecraft that could fire weapons anywhere on Earth within two hours may have just kick-started a nuclear arms race in space.

Source: Russia Is Building a Nuclear Space Bomber – The Daily Beast

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Nuclear Beer: When The Bomb Comes, Head To The Bar

TIL: If The Bomb drops, canned beer will be safe to drink, and might be your most reliable source of clean water.

Things seem a bit grim? Don’t despair. If the nukes do fall, and you survive, you can probably still crack that beer.

Source: Nuclear Beer: When The Bomb Comes, Head To The Bar | VinePair

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Barack Obama says memory of Hiroshima ‘must never fade’

The first sitting president to visit the Hiroshima memorial reminds us how far we’ve come since the first and (hopefully) only nuclear war.

President lays wreath at memorial and embraces a survivor of the US atomic bombing that killed 140,000 people

Source: Barack Obama says memory of Hiroshima ‘must never fade’ | World news | The Guardian

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Russia reveals giant nuclear torpedo in state TV ‘leak’

And you thought the Cold War was over….

The Kremlin says secret plans for a Russian long-range nuclear torpedo – called “Status-6” – should not have appeared on Russian TV news.

Source: Russia reveals giant nuclear torpedo in state TV ‘leak’ – BBC News

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We Must Destroy Nukes Before an Artificial Intelligence Learns to Use Them

It’s getting to a point in history where the Terminator franchise is starting to look prophetic. Let’s hope we never look at it in that sort of wistful “shoulda, woulda, coulda” hindsight.

Why transhumanists favor nuclear disarmament.

Source: We Must Destroy Nukes Before an Artificial Intelligence Learns to Use Them | Motherboard

The Cold War nuke that fried satellites

“Goldeneye, I’ve found his weakness….”

A secret 50-year-old memo to the British prime minister solved this Cold War mystery. But could a similar event happen again today? Richard Hollingham investigates.

Source: BBC – Future – The Cold War nuke that fried satellites

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The First Light of Trinity

Happy Trinity Day? Happy Boomsday?

Seventy years ago, the flash of a nuclear bomb illuminated the skies over Alamogordo, New Mexico. What did it look like?

Source: The First Light of Trinity

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I’m a Minuteman Missile Junior Ranger!

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