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Stunning map visualization shows every nuclear detonation since 1945

The nuclear bomb, that devastatingly powerful world killer of a weapon, has been around for 70 years. The first nuclear bomb—Trinity—was detonated in a test in New Mexico in 1945, a month later the US Army dropped nukes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and the world was never the same. Here’s an interesting visualization… » 8/11/15 5:53am 8/11/15 5:53am

10 of the craziest nuclear bomb explosions in movie history

There have been over 2,000 nuclear explosions in real life but if we believe the movies, it seems like every other action movie drops one in for added color. And I totally get it. I hope to never see a nuclear bomb go off in person but I wouldn't mind seeing more explosive mushroom cloud visuals in my movies. They… » 3/31/15 2:32pm 3/31/15 2:32pm

Less than two percent of the Hiroshima bomb's uranium actually detonated

Little Boy, the nuclear bomb that U.S. forces dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945, leveled a two-mile radius of the city, killing an estimated 80,000 people. It was an enormous amount of destruction—and it was caused by less than two percent of the uranium carried by the bomb. » 8/20/14 1:16pm 8/20/14 1:16pm

Being a Courier For The Manhattan Project Sounded Like An Awful Job

What would you do if your boss handed you a mysterious box and said that if anything weird started happening with it, to just ditch the thing and run as fast as you can? Well that's exactly what happened to a poor courier working for the Manhattan Project back in the 1940s — a courier who, as it turns out, was… » 10/23/13 7:12pm 10/23/13 7:12pm

NASA Says Nuclear Warfare Could Reverse Global Warming But Also Bring Famine and Disease

NASA Scientists have tested the climate effect of what a small, regional nuclear war would do to the world and have come up with a few revealing (and quite scary) conclusions. For the purpose of the exercise, NASA termed a small, regional nuclear war as 100 Hiroshima-level bombs. » 2/26/11 8:00pm 2/26/11 8:00pm

US Air Force Abandoned Nuclear Bomb in Greenland

The US government plotted to hide the fact that they were constantly flying nuclear-armed B-52 bombers over Greenland during the 1960s, the BBC has discovered in a recent investigation. The operation, called Chrome Dome, was designed to instantly respond to the Soviet Union if the latter launched a nuclear missile… » 11/11/08 8:00am 11/11/08 8:00am