Geoff Brumfiel appears in the following:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Trump administration appears close to finalizing a review of the nation's nuclear posture. It calls for the U.S. to develop new nuclear systems and capabilities at a time of heightened tensions between America and other world powers.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
It took decades, but John Coster-Mullen has pieced together specs for America's first nuclear bombs. Some believe his odyssey says something about North Korea's rapid nuclear progress.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
It flew higher — and for longer — than previous tests, theoretically putting the entire continental U.S. within Pyongyang's reach — a capability that the North Korean regime has long sought.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
A fire at a chemical plant near Houston has raised concerns about the environmental consequences of the storm.
Monday, August 28, 2017
Texas and Louisiana are steeling for more rain from now tropical storm Harvey. Rising temperatures factored into the size and impact of the storm.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Carhenge in Alliance, Neb., will be prime viewing for this month's total solar eclipse. The town is preparing for thousands of visitors.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted that he modernized the U.S. nuclear arsenal as his first act in office. But others question that claim. NPR takes a closer look at America's nuclear capabilities.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
North Korea's government and President Trump have traded threats after North Korea's recent missile tests. And Hadas Gold of Politico discusses pro-Trump news videos on the president's Facebook page.
Tuesday, August 08, 2017
The Defense Intelligence Agency has concluded, according to The Washington Post, that North Korea has successfully miniaturized a nuclear warhead. Many in the open source nuclear weapons community agree.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Scientists say the iceberg is one of the largest seen by satellites. But the full implications of its separation off remain to be seen.
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
In 2014, Emily Harrington set out to climb the tallest peak in Southeast Asia. She had to turn back with the summit in sight.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
In the late summer of 1982, one man worked around the clock to program the video game version of Steven Spielberg's E.T. in just five weeks. The result wasn't pretty.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
In Part 1 of the series Total Failure, a former NASA official recalls the disastrous mission of the space shuttle Columbia in 2003 and how the accident changed his life forever.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Can a nuclear weapon in space fired by North Korea knock off much of the world's electricity? Jeffrey Lewis, of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, says not really.
Sunday, April 09, 2017
The Internet is full of science fiction becoming science fact. NPR Science Editor Geoff Brumfiel is ready to make a stand. Sort of.
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
An attack on a rebel-held region of Syria on Tuesday has killed dozens of people. Video and eyewitness reports suggest powerful chemical weapons are responsible.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The private company sees Thursday's achievement as a step toward cheaper flights into deep space. The aerospace industry essentially has been throwing away its hefty and expensive rockets.
Thursday, March 09, 2017
In an interview with CNBC, President Trump's EPA administrator said he did not believe carbon dioxide is a major contributor to global warming.
Friday, March 03, 2017
The Internet is full of things, including a Reddit subgroup devoted to the act of eating an orange in the shower. We gave it a shot ourselves.
Friday, February 24, 2017
A colorless, odorless liquid, similar in consistency to motor oil, VX kills in tiny quantities that can be absorbed through the skin. It is among the deadliest chemical weapons ever devised.