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US think tank reports North Korea building facility large enough ‘to store ballistic missiles’

North Korea is building a facility “likely designed to support ballistic missile operations”, according to a report by a US think tank. The news has emerged after satellites images were analysed by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). The facility is reportedly near completion and is being constructed near Pyongyang International Airport….

Science

Nuclear weapons: who still has them?

Nuclear arms are the most powerful explosives created to date, with the ability to completely destroy a large city. A nuclear explosion is created by either splitting atoms (Fission), or merging tiny atom particles together (Fusion). The most commonly used isotope to create nuclear weapons is uranium-235 and plutonium-239.   Within a second of detonation, a…

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