nuclear weapons

The Scientific Activist

Category archives for nuclear weapons

The Purpose of Nuclear Test Bans

Since I recently wrote about nuclear disarmament, I thought a story from this week’s issue of Nature would be especially relevant. In a news piece and accompanying editorial, Nature discusses the ongoing question of how the US is going to maintain its nuclear arsenal, considering its voluntary moratorium on nuclear testing. The news article lays…

This week’s Ask a ScienceBlogger question is “What are some unsung successes that have occurred as a result of using science to guide policy?” I think there are several good answers to this question, including several successes in basic science (the NIH, basic science funding), health (vaccination, AIDS relief), space (NASA, the Hubble Telescope), and…