asia & pacific
Obama Calls For a World Without Nuclear Weapons During Historic Hiroshima Visit
The US President laid a wreath at a memorial, talked about nuclear disarmament, and spoke with survivors, marking the first visit of an incumbent president to the site of the world's first atomic bombing.
Reuters News Agency
asia & pacific
Obama Will Visit Hiroshima — But He Won't Apologize for US Dropping the Atomic Bomb
The bombing of Hiroshima was the first time that a nuclear weapon was ever used in war, and it killed between 60,000 and 80,000 people instantly.
VICE News and Reuters
Inside the Japanese Hotel Staffed by Robots
Motherboard visits the Henn-na Hotel in Nagasaki, where robots run the joint.
This Map Visualizes Every Nuclear Detonation on Earth
The visualization counts 2153 detonations to date.
How Terrified Should We be About Nuclear Annihilation?
According to the author of Command and Control, a book about nuclear doomsday scenarios, "the two great existential threats that we face today are global warming and nuclear weapons—and the latter isn't getting anywhere near enough attention."
Surreal Solo Exhibition Remembers Hiroshima 70 Years Later
Bombs and blackened faces: Talking to artist James Carman about 'The Grasshopper Lies Heavy: A Remembrance of Hiroshima 70 Years On.'
Japan's Last A-Bomb Survivors Push to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons
As the "Hibakusha"—survivors of atomic bombings—get older, they look to younger generations to carry on their legacy of activism.
70 Years On: Researchers Archive the Longest-Running Study of A-Bomb Survivors
In his 20s, US geneticist William Jack Schull joined a study to examine the effects of radiation on atomic bomb survivors. Now 93, he wants to share his experiences with the world.
This Atomic Bomb-Themed Beer Has a Message About Nuclear Warfare
Nothing says mutually assured destruction quicker than a frosty craft beer shared among honest folk. The world as you know it may be vaporized before your slowly melting eyes but, fuck, does that pilsner go down smooth.
At Japan's 'Weird' Hotel, Robots Replace Human Workers
It's one way to keep costs down.
In Japan, the Trees Are Alive with Lights and Music
teamLab gives Nature a voice in the public installation, 'Resonating Trees.'
Japan Is Opening a Hotel Staffed Almost Entirely by Robots
Lifelike replicas of young Japanese women, fluent in Chinese, English, Korean, and Japanese, will be capable of making eye contact, reading body language, and responding to organic conversation.