Here's How You Make An Enormous Nuke, Just In Case You Were Wondering

With the Cold War coming back, I figured this would be a good time to freshen up on some basic nuclear tips. Just helpful hints, like how to duck and cover, how to eat canned crackers, and, of course, how to build a goddamn hydrogen bomb yourself. Here's that last one, in video form. » 8/11/14 2:25pm 8/11/14 2:25pm

This French jet is flying around with an untested nuke

Below this French Rafale jet is a missile that can travel about 300 miles before deploying a completely untested 300 kiloton nuclear warhead. This shot wasn't taken at the height of the Cold War. It was taken last week. To understand why you have to understand the French approach to nuclear deterrence. » 6/02/11 2:30pm 6/02/11 2:30pm

Commenter of the Day: Ford Fission Edition

El Loverman Misterioso is out tracking down the true culprits behind the 1916 Preparedness Day bombing, so I'm doing Commenter of the Day duty in his stead. Sometimes we choose a COTD based on a commenter's hard work and/or research, but today we're going to bestow it on the commenter who whupped some conciseā€¦ » 11/08/07 6:00pm 11/08/07 6:00pm