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Kim Jong Un Celebrates Missile Launch By Visiting A Sacred Volcano Where His Father Was Supposedly Born

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Kim Jong Un Celebrates Missile Launch By Visiting A Sacred Volcano Where His Father Was Supposedly Born

In celebration of his most recent missile launch, supreme leader Kim Jong Un of North Korea visited Mount Paektu, a sacred inactive volcano where his father, Kim Jong-il, was supposedly born in 1942. Last week, North Korea launched its most powerful intercontentinal ballistic missile to date, proving that it has the capabilities of bombing targets on the U.S. mainland. The missile reached a height of roughly 2,800 miles above the Earth, or just over 10 times higher than the International Space Station. The launch marked the sixteenth time North Korea tested its ballistic missile capabilities in 2017, a record number....

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Will North Korea Sell Its Nuclear Technology?

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Will North Korea Sell Its Nuclear Technology?

Over the years North Korea has earned millions of dollars from the export of arms and missiles, and its involvement in other illicit activities such as smuggling drugs, endangered wildlife products and counterfeit goods. Still, there are only a handful of cases that suggest these illicit networks have been turned to export nuclear technology or materials to other states. North Korean technicians allegedly assisted the Pakistanis in production of Krytrons, likely sometime in the 1990s. Krytrons are devices used to trigger the detonation of a nuclear device. Later in the 1990s, North Korea allegedly transferred cylinders of low-enriched uranium hexafluoride...

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Seismologists stumped by mystery shock after North Korean nuclear test

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Seismologists stumped by mystery shock after North Korean nuclear test

Eight-and-a-half minutes after North Korea set off a nuclear bomb on 3 September, a second burst of energy shook the mountain where the test had just occurred. More than a week later, researchers are still puzzling over what caused that extra release of seismic energy — and what it says about North Korea’s nuclear-testing site, or the risks of a larger radiation leak. Monitoring stations in South Korea have already picked up minute levels of radiation from the test. A number of theories have emerged to explain the second event, ranging from a tunnel collapse or a landslide to a...

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US Releases Declassified Video of Nuclear Weapons Explosions

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US Releases Declassified Video of Nuclear Weapons Explosions

In a quest for Cold War military superiority, the United States detonated more than 1,000 nuclear weapons. Government researchers blew up many of the bombs on the ground and others in ocean atolls. Yet as threats moved into space and concerns about fallout increased - material that's sucked into a blast can become radioactive - the US exploded 210 of the terrifying devices high in the atmosphere. Films of the blasts, made from 1945 through 1962, were analysed then locked away in high-security vaults. It's likely no one has seen the footage for decades. But now, after more than 65...

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Diver may have found 'lost nuke' missing since cold war off Canada coast

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Diver may have found 'lost nuke' missing since cold war off Canada coast

The Canadian navy will be heading to the coast of British Columbia to investigate claims that a diver may have come across “the lost nuke” – a Mark IV bomb that went missing after an American B-36 bomber crashed in the region during the cold war. Diver Sean Smyrichinsky was wrapping up a day of diving near Haida Gwaii, an archipelago 80km west of the coast of British Columbia, when he stumbled across what may be the remains of the world’s first known “broken arrow” – the code name for accidents involving American nuclear weapons. “I was just looking for...

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