How fast can a nuke fly?

There are just over 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world and several ways countries can deploy them. Jim Sciutto explains the potentially catastrophic effect nuclear weapons can have and what technologies exist to defend against them.

There are just over 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world and several ways countries can deploy them. Jim Sciutto explains the potentially catastrophic effect nuclear weapons can have and what technologies exist to defend against them.

Our incessant desire to picture the end of the world

As is typical of our time, over the past few months, many newscasters have used the words apocalypse or apocalyptic to evoke the negative implications of events as diverse as the threat of ‘the looming asteroid threat’, the advance of ISIS, the America…

As is typical of our time, over the past few months, many newscasters have used the words apocalypse or apocalyptic to evoke the negative implications of events as diverse as the threat of 'the looming asteroid threat', the advance of ISIS, the American housing market, global concerns over mass migration, the continuing war in Syria, the 'Brexit,' and even floods in the North of England (now subsided) and the so-called music streaming wars.

The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. knew something about tough moments. His life was marked by setbacks, terrible defeats personal depression. How it bounced back could help those today who are despondent about President Trump’s election.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. knew something about tough moments. His life was marked by setbacks, terrible defeats personal depression. How it bounced back could help those today who are despondent about President Trump's election.

Opinion: Why we play the Powerball

In “Austin Powers,” Dr. Evil, unfrozen after 30 years, schemes to steal a nuclear warhead and hold the world ransom for … ONE MILLION DOLLARS! His subordinate delicately informs him that “a million dollars isn’t exactly a lot of money these days.”

In "Austin Powers," Dr. Evil, unfrozen after 30 years, schemes to steal a nuclear warhead and hold the world ransom for ... ONE MILLION DOLLARS! His subordinate delicately informs him that "a million dollars isn't exactly a lot of money these days."