Los Alamos National Laboratory
By Gary Grider Tucked in the foothills of the Jemez mountains in northern New Mexico, among the ponderosa pines and endless
Earthquakes pose a vital yet puzzling set of research questions that have confounded scientists for decades, but new ways of looking at seismic information and innovative laboratory experiments are offering tantalizing clues to what triggers earthquakes -- and when.
Dear candidates - spare our technology, please, and do not get policy from the old tapes or old demagogues. The world is changing a lot faster than the talking points.
On May 30, Mars and Earth will get close. Really close. With a distance between them of only 46.8 million miles, it's the nearest the two planets will be to each other in their respective orbits.
Past studies of the Van Allen belts focused on electrons at only a few energy levels. But we've now discovered, by studying
MRIs provide critical early diagnosis of potentially life-threatening injuries, yet their size and cost make them difficult to deploy to hard-to-reach places.
Neomorphic agouti mutations in obese yellow mice. Duhl DM, Vrieling H, Miller KA, Wolff GL, Barsh GS. Nat Genet. 1994 Sep
A little over 70 years ago, Paul Olum stood with his colleagues in the desert near Alamogordo, NM. They had spent the last few years designing the first atomic bomb. Six days after the bombing of Nagasaki, World War II was over -- and Paul Olum became a lifelong advocate of nuclear arms control and disarmament.
This week's historic agreement between the United States and Iran shows that diplomatic acumen combined with scientific prowess can still come together to help limit and delay the spread of nuclear weapons. Still, today's world remains exceedingly dangerous.
If war were only "itself" -- the violence and horror, the conflagration and death -- it would be bad enough, but it's also an abstraction, a specific language of self-justifying righteousness that allows proponents to contemplate unleashing it not merely in physical but in moral safety.
If it seems like I'm overreacting a little bit, it's only because I know how serious the consequences of cat litter not soaking up toxic chemicals can be. I've smelled what can happen.
If history is our teacher, what have we learned regarding the cold war? According to Chris Adams, a published cold war historian
That technology may be available to all of us sooner than you think. Los Alamos National Laboratories and a startup called
Friedman's most politically sensitive proposal may be that DOE set up a panel like the Department of Defense's non-partisan
The scientific community prides itself on free and open inquiry, and yet when it comes to raising questions about the social and political implications of our work, a peculiar form of self-censorship seems to be at work.
A spokesman for the Los Alamos lab referred enquiries to the Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration
An ongoing government analysis of an important nuclear weapons laboratory's ability to withstand earthquakes may be flawed, according to a federal oversight panel.
One of the nation's main nuclear weapons labs has sharply underestimated the amount of radiation that could leak from the facility as a result of an earthquake, raising questions about the safety and reliability of Los Alamos.
What happens when Congress does the public's business in secret? The well-connected corporate lobbyists, fundraisers and campaign contributors are the ones who benefit the most because of their insider access.