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A nuclear blast from Operation Teapot in 1955 at the Nevada Test Site.

Yes, a physicist once lit his cigarette with a nuclear-bomb explosion. Here’s how it worked.

A popular Reddit thread about an "atomic cigarette lighter" seems true. In 1952, the physicist Ted Taylor used a nuclear blast to ignite his smoke.

Elon Musk says he wants to ‘nuke Mars’ and that he plans to make ‘Nuke Mars!’ T-shirts

Elon Musk still wants to terraform Mars to make it into a livable planet, and he thinks nuking the planet is still the best way to do it.
A 37-kiloton blast known as "Priscilla" explodes during an Operation Plumbbob nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site on June 24, 1957. The device was detonated from a balloon.

An artist’s video reenacts every nuclear explosion in history as deadly martial arts moves. The film takes hours to watch.

Eric LoPresti's "Center-Surround" video installation reenacts 2,427 atomic explosions as Aikido breakfalls to make nuclear weapons feel less abstract.
Nukemap VR simulates a nuclear bomb explosion in New York City to educate people about atomic weapons.

I just nuked Manhattan in a realistic new VR simulation, and the experience changed how I understand the bomb

I detonated a 15-kiloton nuclear weapon in New York City using Nukemap VR, and I was surprised by the scale of the simulated carnage.
Military vehicles carry missiles with characters reading "Pukkuksong" during a military parade in Pyongyang.

North Korean hackers reportedly stole $2 billion from banks and cryptocurrencies to build Kim Jong Un’s nuclear weapons

According to a UN report, North Korean cyber attacks skimmed $2 billion from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges to fund its weapons programs.
View of Hiroshima after the dropping of the atom bomb on August 6, 1945.

Here’s why the pilot of Enola Gay had no regrets about dropping the first atom bomb

On August 6, 1945, US bomber the Enola Gay launched the world's first nuclear attack, dropping an atom bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un.

North Korea may have built 12 nuclear bombs since the first Trump-Kim summit last year, according to recent reports from intelligence analysts

North Korea is reportedly expanding its nuclear-weapons capabilities, even after leader Kim Jong-Un promised Trump that he wouldn't do so.
The moment Rep. Brad Sherman compared Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency to the two planes crashing into the World Trade Center on 9/11.

A US congressman is standing by his statement that Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency will be worse than 9/11

Rep. Brad Sherman compared Facebook's proposed Libra cryptocurrency to 9/11, predicting it would result in more US deaths over time.

‘The most intimidating minute I have ever spent’: The first nuclear weapon test was 74 years ago — here’s what it was like to ...

"It was the most shocking, enormous explosion that I had ever seen," recalled William Spindel, a member of the Special Engineer Detachment.

Roughly 40% of veterans do not trust Trump to make wise decisions about war and nuclear weapons

Veterans have a more favorable view of Trump than the general public, but many of them don't trust him to make wise decisions on military force.