Why A Russian Super-Radioactive Atomic Torpedo Isn’t The News You Think It Is

News came out yesterday that Russian government media “leaked” information about some sort of new super-radioactive nuclear torpedo, as much as Russian government media can “leak” things. Many publications ran with the “super-radioactive” bit, but it’s actually not too important. »11/12/15 1:27pm11/12/15 1:27pm


This ICBM Test Video Shows How Gorgeous The Beginning Of The End Will Be

These breathtaking nighttime launches of the LGM-30G Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile out of Vandenberg AFB give you an idea of how the beginning of the end of the world would look if mankind decided to call it a day.http://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/the-space-shut... »7/09/15 9:00pm7/09/15 9:00pm

The Air Force Just Dropped an Expensive (and Useless) Nuke in Nevada

In the face of mounting criticism, the Air Force just completed the first test flight of the B61 Mod 12 mock up nuclear bomb in the Nevada desert. This marks the next step in updating a cold war-era weapon that many experts consider to be completely useless today. The military might as well drop a nuke on a pile of… »7/08/15 3:17pm7/08/15 3:17pm

Neat visualization shows which country has the most nukes over history

This visualization by drwtsn breaks down the nuclear arms race starting from the 1940s until now. The countries shown are the countries who have historically had the most nuclear weapons: the US, Russia, the UK, France and China (a few other countries have nukes too but are not represented). »7/05/15 9:30am7/05/15 9:30am

Russia Threatens To Nuke Denmark, Of All Places

It's Monday, which means we've all woken up to yet another day on Planet Earth. And since this beautiful planet includes Russia, and Russia belongs to a bellicose and belligerent dictator named Vladimir Putin, we can all hear another lovely, bizarre threat. This time, Russia threatened to nuke the Danish Navy. »3/23/15 3:47pm3/23/15 3:47pm

See What Would Happen If You Dropped A Nuke Right Onto Your Own Face

That picture right there is what would happen if you dropped the world's largest nuke, the Soviet Tsar Bomba, in its theoretical 100 Megaton configuration onto the Foxtrot Alpha World Headquarters. Don't worry, if you only use the as-tested 50 MT configuration, Scranton might still make it. »2/26/15 4:03pm2/26/15 4:03pm

This Is What It Looks Like When The World's Smallest Nuke Explodes

Back in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the American military had a dream. That dream was to create a nuclear rocket launcher, and with it, the world's smallest nuclear rocket. The M-28/29 "Davy Crockett," and this massively tiny explosion (at around 3:35, if the video doesn't load properly), was the result. »2/10/15 7:55pm2/10/15 7:55pm

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 2:25pm8/11/14 2:25pm