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The US military’s first experiment with portable nuclear reactors was short and tragic
Naturally, they're trying it again.
How a top-secret nuclear project became a gold mine for data on Greenland’s ice sheet
‘Project Iceworm’ was a Cold War-era army project, and its results accidentally revealed secrets about our planet’s past.
Landing on the moon only made us love it more
When space entered the realm of scientific inquiry, many wondered if the eternal mystique of the moon would survive.
Militaries around the world are already rocketing beyond the scope of space law
A pair of recent reports point to growing space conflicts, but the efforts to prevent them are stagnant or out of step.
A few small goofs nearly threw the world into nuclear war
Excerpt: End Times
Cold War in Space
There's a strange, secrecy-shrouded contest, short of open hostilities but with deadly serious military implications.
Going to space helped teach the world to work together
NASA was founded on the principle that "activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind"
A Solar Storm Almost Led The U.S. To War With The Soviet Union
In 1967, the sun heated up the Cold War
Forgotten Cold War Waste Will Re-emerge With Global Warming
Before this century’s end, toxins, radioactive material will come back to haunt us
Spies Hid Messages Inside Dead Rats
According to a CIA report