Now is the time to act!

Using nuclear armaments would be a crime against humanity. Continue reading


New Year’s revolution: A nuclear free world

Seventy years after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, there is to be a concerted move to ban nuclear weapons permanently. Tackling poverty and climate change stay top of the global agenda, but burying the spectre of nuclear war is win-win for all. Continue reading

All you ever wanted to know about polonium but were (very) afraid to ask

Polonium was discovered in 1898 by the scientists Marie Curie and Pierre Curie. It is a rare, unstable, highly radioactive element found in uranium ore. In terms of equivalent mass, polonium is around 250,000 times more toxic than hydrogen cyanide – and there is no antidote. Continue reading