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In this Aug. 9, 1945, file photo, a giant column of smoke rises after the second atomic bomb ever used in warfare explodes over the Japanese port town of Nagasaki, Japan.

‘Oppenheimer’ film ‘fails’ to show devastation of atom bombs in postwar Japan, critics say

‘Oppenheimer’ is expected to win big at the 2024 Academy Awards. But one point of controversy is that the director did not depict any images of the devastating aftermath of the dropping of the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Getting those images out to the public was a longtime quest for Herbert Sussan, then a 24-year-old filmmaker who filmed in Japan at the time.

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Why the US has nuclear weapons in Turkey — and may try to put the bombs away

Man holds laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in an illustration picture.

A cyberattack could wreak destruction comparable to a nuclear weapon

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A sign reads: "It's 2 minutes to midnight"

‘Things That Go Boom:’ Nothing good happens after ‘nuclear midnight’

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US suspends weapons treaty compliance with Russia

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North Korea details plans to dismantle nuclear test site

North Korea announced it would dismantle its test site in the next two weeks, which would include collapsing tunnels with explosions.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un watches the ballistic missile test at an unknown location, in this undated file photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on March 11, 2016.

What it will take to denuclearize North Korea

Since North and South Korean leaders met last week, there has been renewed hope that 2018 could see the formal end of the Korean War and Kim Jong-un giving up his nuclear weapons. But denuclearization isn’t as easy as surrendering a truckload of bombs.

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Fallout fears: A Chinese newspaper’s illustrated guide to nuclear war

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The apocalyptic article comes as tensions soar on the Korean Peninsula over Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions. 

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What you need to know about modern nuclear war


Science Friday host Ira Flatow spoke to three nuclear experts to learn more about what modern nuclear war might look like.

Allegedly secret plans for a 'devastating' nuclear torpedo system were shown on television Channel One Russia.

Did Russian television accidently leak secret plans for a nuclear torpedo or is it just propaganda?

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The Kremlin says that Russian television accidentally showed secret plans for a devastating nuclear torpedo system. Others aren’t so sure.