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How Scientists Helped Drive The Iran Deal

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Last week, the United States officially approved the Iran nuclear agreement when congressional opponents failed to round up the votes needed to stop it. The debate was often bitter and polarizing, and the vote in the Senate was divided strongly along partisan lines.

But here is something everyone should be able to agree on: scientists played a highly prominent role in this agreement, befitting the complex, technical nature of the subject. Read more >

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Lessons from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

, physicist & co-director, Global Security

The 2011 Fukushima accident has many lessons for U.S. nuclear power, and how to make it safer. Are we learning them? Read more >

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Remembering Jay Fay

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In my first year at UCS, I learned that several extraordinary individuals have left unmistakable and enduring marks on this organization. James “Jay” Fay, a long-time member of the UCS Board of Directors, was one of them. He died last week at age 91. Read more >

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How Much Is Your Life Worth?

, physicist & co-director, Global Security

I recently bought a new bicycle to replace the one I bought in college, which I was still riding despite its deteriorating condition. I also decided to buy a new bike lock. Since the value of my new bike was considerably higher than that of my old one, it was clearly worthwhile for me to spend the money to upgrade my security system. Read more >

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UCS Webinar on the Nuclear Deal with Iran

, physicist & co-director, Global Security

Last week we presented a webinar discussing key points of the recent framework agreement for a nuclear deal with Iran, which was announced on April 2. In case you missed it, you can watch a recording of it here. Read more >

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