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President Trump Made a Fake Movie Trailer for Kim Jong Un with the Two Leaders as Heroes

President Trump and Kim Jong Un had a historic private meeting earlier today in Singapore. And while we don’t know exactly what was said between the two men, we do know that Trump played a video for Kim on his iPad. The video was created to look like a Hollywood movie trailer and it’s honestly […]

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Boeing Loses $20 Billion in Contracts After President Trump Violates Iran Deal

President Trump announced yesterday that he was unilaterally pulling the U.S. out of the so-called Iran Deal, an international agreement that lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for the cessation of Iran’s nuclear weapons program. But now that the sanctions are being reinstated, some American companies stand to lose…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Is How The U.S. Makes Sure Its Nuclear Weapons Are ‘Safe’

Sandia National Labs is involved in some pretty intense science. Researchers there mainly focus on developing and researching non-nuclear components for America’s arsenal and have been, in some fashion, since Truman was president. They are experts in the delicate art of things that blow up. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Putin’s Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile Is A Rehash Of A Doomsday Device Too Nuts To Build

Last week Vladimir Putin, a frequently shirtless equestrian ghoul who also happens to run the Country Formerly Known As The Soviet Union, gave a long, mildly unhinged state-of-Russia speech that made reference to a number of new Russian weapons systems, including an anti-Mar-A-Lago missile system and a nuclear-powered…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Is What A Nuclear ‘Fizzle’ Looks Like

Nuclear bombs—with a few exceptions—are designed to create huge explosions. In some cases, they’re supposed to have extra bits and pieces in the service of making even HUGER (it’s a word now) explosions. Occasionally all of that fails, and what you get is called a “fizzle.” Here’s why it happens.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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How Physicists Recycled WWII Ships and Artillery to Unlock the Mysteries of the Universe

A million Russian artillery shells helped scientists discover the Higgs boson. And all over the world, remnants of World War II weapons are built into the most mysterious experiments in physics.In the mid-1990s, physicists needed tons of a metal strong enough to withstand the massive magnetic fields of the house-sized…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Secret History Of A Nuclear Warhead Falling 75 Feet Down A Silo In South Dakota

Fifty-three years ago, at a nuclear silo outside Vale, South Dakota, there was an explosion, the force of which blew the cap off a nuclear missile, sending its warhead falling 75 feet down the shaft of the 80-foot silo. What happened next could’ve been disaster, which was averted, but kept in secrecy for decades. Now,…Read […]

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The Secret History Of A Nuclear Warhead Falling 75 Feet Down A Silo In South Dakota

Fifty-three years ago, at a nuclear silo outside Vale, South Dakota, there was an explosion, the force of which blew the cap off a nuclear missile, sending its warhead falling 75 feet down the shaft of the 80-foot silo. What happened next could’ve been disaster, which was averted, but kept in secrecy for decades. Now,…Read […]

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It’s Time To Accept That North Korea Is A Nuclear State

Last week, CIA director Mike Pompeo said North Korea could only be “months away” from having the ability to hit the United States with a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile. Speaking at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Pompeo said America needs to behave with the knowledge that North Korea is…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Trump’s Latest North Korea Tweet Pushes the World Closer to Nucelar War

(Cartoon by Kap, La Vanguardia, Spain)His completely irresponsible tweets and outbursts about North Korea have almost become a mundane daily feature, but there’s nothing — absolutely nothing normal about the way President Trump is handling the worsening crisis between America and the Kim …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Reports: Latest North Korean Earthquake Was Likely Not Nuclear Test

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake rattled the area of Kilju in northeastern North Korea on Saturday morning, CBC reported, just short of four miles (six kilometers) from the Punggye-ri facility where the country has tested nuclear weapons.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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How America’s Secret Nuke Police Hunted For Dirty Bombs in the 1970s

Bomb threats have been a part of American life since at least the 19th century. But in the 1970s the types of threats shifted dramatically. The people making bomb threats in the US started to claim their bombs had nuclear materials. By 1975, the US started a new task force to deal with the threats, and we at Gizmodo…

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