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CRS: “Not a Happy Place”

The Congressional Research Service, which performs policy research and analysis for Congress, is “not a happy place these days,” said a CRS staffer. The staffer was referring to the fact…

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Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day! To mark the celebration of the 40th Earth Day, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) is launching the Earth Systems Program. As increased stresses on the environment threaten environmental, resource, and food stability, environmental issues have become a key security matter.

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Happy Birthday Dr. Bethe

Dr. Hans Albrecht Bethe, FAS founder and the father of nuclear astrophysics, turned 104 years old today. Dr. Bethe was one of the leading architects of the first atomic bomb, and devoted his life, following the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to nuclear weapons disarmament. A national treasure, Dr. Bethe was a leading innovator in physics, astrophysics, politics and armaments, and science activism.

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Happy 20th Birthday, Captain Planet!

Twenty years ago, Captain Planet—Earth’s greatest champion—burst from the Earth for the first time on television. When it was broadcast during the 1990s, it inspired millions of kids in about 100 countries to protect the earth, to become more energy efficient, and to understand, respect and cherish cultural diversity.  Many of those children who watched this show during the 1990s are now adults. They are proud to call themselves Planeteers and will become the next generation of leaders who understand the importance and urgency of saving Gaia, the spirit of the Earth.

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“The Bush administration has left in its wake a demoralized national-security press corps, battered by leak investigations, subpoena-happy prosecutors, and a shift in the legal and wider culture away from…

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Creating a Community for Global Security

by Charles D. Ferguson, Ph.D. Imagine thousands and potentially millions of scientists committed to making the world safer and more secure. This was the vision of the dedicated group of…

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