Sean Bowen

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Eric Schlosser: Why Hiroshima now matters more than ever

Seventy years after the atomic blast, John Hersey’s matter-of-fact account of human devastation remains as relevant as ever<p>At 8:15 in the morning, on August 6 1945, officials in Tokyo lost contact with the city of Hiroshima. Phone calls went unanswered, telegraph messages received no response. The …

'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens suspended

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search …

Scotland Yard Accuses Russia of Using Nuclear Weapon in London

The British government traced radioactive poison used to kill an ex-KGB spy from a hotel tea kettle all the way back to Moscow.<p>LONDON­ — Scotland …

Bush believes in man-made global warming and wants plenty more of it

Jeb Bush said today that he believes that people cause global warming, saying, "The climate is changing; I don’t think anybody can argue it’s not."<p>Of …

What is polonium-210?

<b>Polonium has been at the centre of the inquiry into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in November 2006 in London.</b><p>He was poisoned by a "major dose" of the radioactive substance polonium-210, contained in a cup of tea, killing him three weeks later.<p>When ingested, the poison is …

Nuclear bombs cause an explosion of PSYCHOLOGICAL illness in survivors, doctors claim

The impact of nuclear disasters is even greater than previously realised - but not for the reasons you might think.<p>As the world prepares to …