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“Mom. Mom?”

Carter’s voice is gentle when he speaks. He has a rich, deep tone that wraps around her like a safety blanket and she can’t help it but smile. It’s a very small and exhausted gesture but it’s there and she can see the relief sparkle in her son’s blue eyes.
He’s a young man now, with brown hair and a stubble showing on his lower face. It suits him. She likes how he looks now, tall and strong and with a quiet sense of confidence surrounding him like an aura. His hair is darker and shorter than the unruly curls she used to ruffle anytime he was teasing her. His eyes are a shade darker than when he was just a little boy crushing on Supergirl and he is wearing a suit that she knows for fact is griffed.

“Yes, sweetheart?” She asks, her lips curling upward in a smirk when he frowns and stares at her. He’s twenty-five now and he doesn’t like when she calls him sweet names, especially not when they are not at home. He doesn’t say anything though and he simply comes to sit in one of the armchair in front of her desk.

“You’re working late.” He states quietly, watching as she put her pen down on the stack of papers she was studying before his appearance. It wasn’t a question and she simply arches a brow, waiting for him to get to the point. He rarely stops by CatCo anymore and she misses the time when he would just sit on one of her couches to do his homework, waiting for her to be done so they could come home together.

“Kara called.”

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While Russian combat submarines such as the Borei-class and Yasen-class vessels are well-known, the Russian Navy also possesses a number of unarmed subs that were previously top-secret. Designed for carrying out specific undersea tasks, these vessels are manned by highly-trained divers. One of four mysterious underwater craft - secret and unarmed BS-136 Orenburg.

The nuclear-powered BS-136 Orenburg is designed for the transportation of deep-water stations to their operational zones. The smaller submarine station “swims” into this vessel, which then delivers it to the area where special operations need to be conducted. This vessel was developed based on a Project 667BDR (Delta-III) submarine.
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Our Lady of Perpetual Nuclear Waste

It looks pretty fucking awesome irl. Sadly, my phone does it no justice, and trying to clean it up and fix the color in photoshop ruins it. Fml.

I may or may not do a digital remake of this one later on. 


Chris Barrie Nuclear Dangers (Sketch)


Democrats introduce a bill to prevent Donald Trump from launching a nuclear war

  • Senator Ed Markey and Rep. Ted Lieu introduced legislation intended to prevent Trump from using nuclear weapons in a first-strike scenario without the explicit approval of Congress on Tuesday.
  • The legislation is titled the “Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act of 2017." 
  • The two legislators issued a press statement on the bill co-signed by William Perry, who served as secretary of defense in former President Bill Clinton’s administration. Read more

The Bulletin’s science and security board combines measures of the probability of nuclear war, biosecurity disasters, climate change, and various other doomsday scenarios, to set the clock closer or farther away from midnight. The fewer minutes left until midnight, the closer we are to the end of the world. 

Here’s how they determined to move the clock 30 seconds forward.

The Doomsday Clock has been moved up to 2.5 minutes to midnight

  • According to experts, the apocalypse is nigh.
  • On Thursday, the scientists behind the Doomsday Clock moved its hands to 2 ½ minutes to midnight.
  • Our projected demise has not been so near since 1953
  • In a statement explaining the decision, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientist’s Science and Security board pointed to one man: Donald Trump.
  • An 1945, the scientists involved in creating the first atomic weapons founded the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, its Doomsday Clock charting our path toward total destruction through some of the most precarious moments in history. Read more

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Trump just tweeted about strengthening US nuclear capability

  • Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that the U.S. “must greatly strengthen” its nuclear capability.
  • During the campaign, Trump made a number of questionable statements regarding nuclear weapons, including that he would “maybe” use nukes and that it was important to be “unpredictable” with them.
  • He also reportedly and repeatedly asked a foreign policy expert why the United States cannot use its nuclear weapons.
  • On Twitter, journalist Sarah Kendzior noted that Trump’s tweet came shortly after a similar statement by Putin. Read more