Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    NOFX's Fat Mike on Taking Drugs, Being a Father, and Joining the Mile High Club

    You may not have been alive in 1983, when punk rock icon NOFX was started in Berkeley. That was nearly 30 years ago, after all, and the world was a very different place: Ronald Reagan was president, "big" East Bay punk bands like Rancid or Green Day didn't exist, and Thriller was only a year old. Si ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    U.S. Report: Wave of Laptop Thefts Hits Nuclear Weapons Lab Employees

    Gary, where'd you leave that laptop of yours?The toil of the Bay Area's laptop thieves used to be simple: Hang around parking lots and cafes, nab an unattended computer, and put ads on Craigslist.However, thanks to carelessness at an East Bay nuclear weapons lab, this workday has the potential to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    IBM to Unveil World's Fastest Computer; Porn Addicts Giddy at the Possibilities

    I'm disturbed by what you're downloading, DaveJust seven months after creating the world's speediest supercomputer, those enablers at IBM have announced plans to craft one faster yet -- with the power of 2 million laptops (an improvement over my laptop, which has the power of half a laptop). T ... More >>

  • News

    April 16, 2008

    An Inconvenient Plant

    One of the world's rarest plants grows in the Presidio. Plans are under way to save it — and ax thousands of trees in the process.

  • News

    December 20, 2006

    Global Warning

    Al Gore was in town last week to remind us all that we're ruining the planet. But do you think the concern about climate change is just a bunch of hot air?

  • News

    February 11, 2004

    Bugging Out

    The feds hold up germ experiments at Los Alamos National Lab

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    A Question of Risk

    Plans for a biodefense "hot lab" at Lawrence Livermore have ecologists, disarmament advocates, and mainstream scientists up in arms

  • News

    September 11, 2002

    The New Defenders

    An explosion of federal funding has Bay Area researchers at the forefront of America's counter-terrorism program. Will the money make us safer - or just make science a military secret?

  • Culture

    January 30, 2002


    By Carter Scholz, Picador USA (2002) $24

  • Music

    March 7, 2001

    Under the Microscope

    The Muons' futurist folk conspiracy goes aboveground

  • News

    March 7, 2001

    Language Arts for a New Millennium

    Learning Spanish (for your gardener), Thai (your hooker), Bureaucrat (your scientist friends), and Digital (your enemies)

  • News

    May 27, 1998
  • News

    May 27, 1998

    Building a Better Bomb

    While condemning India for its nuclear testing, the U.S. government quietly funnels billions to research programs aimed at creating an ever-more-virulent nuclear arsenal

  • News

    March 18, 1998

    The New Nuclear Age

    Livermore protest is mere theater, but lab's research raises real questions

  • News

    July 3, 1996

    Merchant of Redemption

    During his first three decades on Sixth Street, Tom McKnight Sr. used his various businesses to educate his children and counsel them in the doctrine of social obligation. Now his son must balance the demands of activism against the realities of commerce

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