The Chernobyl nuclear disaster inspired fiction and non-fiction alike.
A selection of five books--non-fiction, fiction, a short story and a photography book that commemorate the world's worst nuclear accident that took place in 1986 in Ukraine.
US may launch pre-emptive strike against North Korea - NBC News
The U.S. is prepared to launch a strike with conventional weapons against North Korea should officials become convinced that North Korea is about to follow through with a nuclear weapons test, multiple senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.
North Korea has warned that a "big event" i...
Syria 'Won't Suffer Same Fate as Libya' As Long As Russia is Active in Mideast
Syria will not share the same destiny as Yugoslavia, Iraq and Libya as long as Russia is actively present in the Middle East, journalist and defense analyst Mirko Molteni told Sputnik Italy, commenting on the Pentagon's unprecedented attack on a Damascus-operated military base which left at least...
Population, Sustainability, and Malthus
In which John Green teaches you about population. So, how many people can reasonably live on the Earth? Thomas Malthus got it totally wrong in the 19th century, but for some reason, he keeps coming up when we talk about population. In 1800, the human population of the Earth passed 1 billion, and ...
The global food waste scandal
Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it's inedible -- but because it doesn't look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.
As Climate Change Accelerates, Floating Cities Look Like Less of a Pipe Dream
A costly plan to build floating islands shows how climate change is pushing the search for innovative solutions, but some critics ask who will ultimately benefit.
Why are the Baltic states so rattled?
This week, soldiers from Germany and Belgium are settling into a new posting in Lithuania as part of the latest NATO troop deployment. Will their hosts—and the region—feel more secure as a result of their presence?
A woman flew through a tornado in a bathtub and survived
An incredible tornado survival story.
Climate Migrants
Climate change has already displaced tens of thousands of people. If it continues unabated, it could lead to one of the largest mass human migrations in history.
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict updates, 2016
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one that powerfully divides the international community. Of those living within the state of Israel, Pew Research data shows that they are often deeply divided based on religious affiliation. Not surprisingly, those divisions extend into how they view the peac...