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July 15, 2021
Extreme weather no guarantee of climate action support
Many people simply aren’t making the connection between global warming and weather disasters. Political affiliation plays a role in perception, a Yale study finds. Read more.
COVID booster complicates vaccination strategy
Pfizer and BioNTech, the makers of one of the most powerful COVID-19 vaccines, floated the need for a third shot, causing turmoil in the fight against coronavirus. Read more.
Iran’s uranium gambit a dangerous negotiating tactic
Nuclear talks with Iran seemed to be making progress after three years of steady attrition. Will Iran’s stepped-up uranium metal production be a final blow to an international agreement? Read more.
Virtual program: History of nuclear secrecy
The Atomic Age was born in secrecy, an unusual environment for science where information is meant to be shared. Hear nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein and nuclear policy sociologist Lynn Eden discuss Wellerstein’s recent book Restricted Data: The History of Nuclear Secrecy in the United States and the implications for the future of science. Join us July 21.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“Companies go out of their way to say we’re not liable for any consequences of this type of attack,”
— Herb Lin, cybersecurity expert and Bulletin Science & Security Board member, Software as a Disservice? Security Shortcuts Are Exposing Computers to Hackers, Barron’s
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