Although curious chloride is not the most popular name for curium and chlorine, it’s actually an official name. And true to its name, this substance has a slightly-whimsical, slightly-sinister property — which actually might be useful when making soup.
We've seen the many ways that the Atomic Energy Commission tried to find peaceful uses for nuclear weapons . Here's a new crazy twist. They hired a physicist and a doctor to create a nuclear-powered heart.
Recently declassified documents obtained by the National Security Archive reveal that the Kennedy and Johnson Administrations were considering military action to prevent or delay China from building nuclear weapons — even if that meant working with Moscow to stage an accidental bombing.
Did you know that plutonium is a literal joke? Not the full name, which is a fair enough name (though unaffiliated with an actual planet anymore). That little square on the periodic table is a joke, made by plutonium's discoverer, meant to stay up there for all time.