Geoff Brumfiel

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Second U.S.-North Korea Summit Likely Focus On Nuclear Weapons Center

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

This month's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely to focus on North Korea's main nuclear weapons center at Yongbyon.


Satellite Imagery Suggests 2nd Iranian Space Launch Has Failed

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The rocket was supposed to carry a small satellite into orbit. The suspected failure comes just weeks after another launch attempt fell short.


The U.S. And Russia Are Stocking Up On Missiles And Nukes For A Different Kind Of War

Friday, February 01, 2019

The U.S. and Russia seem increasingly interested in battlefield nuclear weapons. Arms control advocates fear a return to the darkest days of the Cold War.


U.S. Begins Production Of A New Nuclear Weapon

Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Trump administration announced it's producing a new, small nuke to counter Russia's own tactical nuclear weapons. Critics fear the plan could mark the return to the darkest days of the Cold War.


Trump Administration Begins Production Of A New Nuclear Weapon

Monday, January 28, 2019

The submarine-launched missile is a smaller variant of an existing weapon. The administration says it's needed to deter Russia.


What's Iran Up To With Recent Rocket Launch Attempt?

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Iran attempted to launch a rocket carrying a satellite into space. The Trump administration believes the launch was about developing long-range weapons, but analysts say the tech used is too clunky.


Trump Unveils Ambitious Missile Defense Plans

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The strategy, reminiscent of the Cold War-era Star Wars program, calls for new sensors in space, updated missile interceptors and advanced weapons, including lasers.


Iran Is Preparing A Launch. But Is It For A Space Rocket Or A Missile?

Monday, January 14, 2019

Iran says its intentions are peaceful, but the U.S. worries the planned launches are really about developing weapons — specifically, intercontinental ballistic missiles.


With Key Government Agencies Shut Down, Science Sputters

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Government, academic and industry researchers often depend on each others' work and funding. The partial shutdown is getting in the way of some of that collaboration and research.


U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Once Again On The Rise

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

A newly released report shows that the United States' CO2 emissions spiked last year. A booming economy and busy transportation sector are to blame.


How To Stop A Drone? There's No Good Answer

Friday, December 21, 2018

Here's why the drone tormenting Gatwick's airport remains at large.


Open Scientific Collaboration May Be Helping North Korea Cheat Nuclear Sanctions

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

New research shared exclusively with NPR suggests that Pyongyang is refining its weapons technology through open scientific research. China leads the way in scientific collaboration with North Korea.


North Korea Seen Expanding Missile Base

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Satellite images reveal tunneling and other construction activity at two sites near the Chinese border that are believed to house long-range missiles that could in theory reach the United States.


North Korea Denuclearization Plan Has Gone Nowhere Since Trump-Kim Summit

Monday, November 19, 2018

Five months after the Singapore summit, North Korea's nuclear program chugs on. "I think right now, we are absolutely stuck," says North Korea expert Sue Mi Terry, a former CIA analyst.


Commercial Satellites Reveal North Korean Missile Base

Monday, November 12, 2018

The previously undisclosed base contains networks of tunnels used to hide and fuel mobile missiles. Intelligence agencies believe there are some 20 similar bases scattered throughout North Korea.


Reimposing Sanctions Will Hasten End Of Iran Nuclear Deal, Some Experts Warn

Saturday, November 03, 2018

The Trump administration is poised to reimpose sanctions on Iran this Monday. Tehran has been abiding by the nuclear deal, but some warn that it could fall apart in the face of renewed sanctions.


Nations Rush Ahead With Hypersonic Weapons Amid Arms Race Fear

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The U.S., China and Russia have stepped up efforts to develop hypersonic weapons, which are capable of speeds five times the speed of sound and could change the face of warfare.


U.S. To Pull Out Of International Arms Control Agreement

Sunday, October 21, 2018

President Trump says he will pull the U.S. out of a 1987 arms control treaty with Russia. It was a treaty signed by President Reagan designed to reduce the dangers of nuclear war.


Meet The Internet Researchers Unmasking Russian Assassins

Friday, October 12, 2018

The group Bellingcat seeks to unmask covert operations, rogue groups and corruption around the globe. But can it keep its independence?


The Nobel Prize In Physics: 117 Years, 3 Women And Counting

Tuesday, October 02, 2018

Donna Strickland is the first woman to win the prize in a generation. Other women in physics are not surprised, but some hope change may be coming.