Sun glint may have silver lining

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Aug. 2, 2021

NUCLEAR RISK
Recalling Iraq’s biological weapons program
David R. Franz, a former biological chief inspector for UNSCOM, recounts his efforts to locate Iraq’s biological weapons and biological weapons facilities during the 1990s. Read our premium content.

From left, Wellerstein and Eden.

VIRTUAL PROGRAM
‘Restricted Data: The History of Nuclear Secrecy’​​​​​
Catch the replay of the Bulletin’s virtual program with professor and nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein as he talks with nuclear policy researcher Lynn Eden about the best and worst kept secrets of the atomic age. Watch now.

CLIMATE CHANGE
Sun glint may have a silver lining
Sunlight reflected into a satellite’s image sensor can obscure important visual data for scientists, but it can also help reveal environmental threats like hidden oil slicks. Read more.

Robert Rosner

Conversations Before Midnight
Join us Nov. 9 at the Bulletin’s unique virtual event when we honor Robert Rosner, a distinguished professor of astronomy, astrophysics and physics.

Take a “seat” and engage with our global audience, thought leaders and experts from around the world. ​Converse with defense expert Rose Gottemoeller and more thought leaders.

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Add @BulletinAtomic to your favorite TikTok accounts. Find our videos and join the conversation on nuclear risk, climate change and disruptive technologies. Watch now.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
“The silo construction at Yumen and Hami constitutes the most significant expansion of the Chinese nuclear arsenal ever,”

— Matt Korda and Hans M. Kristensen, “A 2nd New Nuclear Missile Base for China, and Many Questions About Strategy,” New York Times

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