The summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is over. The leaders pledged to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, but the lack of a substantive procedural framework has many experts remaining pessimistic. Kim Jong Un gets a suspension of U.S.-South Korea military exercises at the cost of some vague words […]
The Trump-Kim summit is upon us. Here’s what we know about North Korea’s nuclear program.
As the historic meeting between U.S. and North Korean leaders is upon us, many are hoping for movement toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. But before we can see Kim Jong Un give up his nuclear weapons, we have to understand what he has in store. Below, you can watch our three part PBS NewsHour […]
Kilauea eruption, junk news effects, human quantum tests: this week in science
The Big Island is getting bigger by the moment… Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been erupting nearly continuously since 1983. But what’s happening on the Big Island now is unprecedented. As I write, 15 fissures have opened up in a community near the volcano, spewing lava over more than 116 acres. Thirty six structures have been […]
Analysis: How does the U.S. see itself in a nuclear world?
Nukes as deterrents Nuclear warfare is more psychological than anything. Nowadays, there are multiple nuclear-armed states, holding bombs hundreds of times more powerful than those dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is widely acknowledged that the next use of these weapons would augur civilization’s end. That prospect is what has kept the nuclear genie in […]