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'We Were Guinea Pigs': Soldiers Explain What Nuclear Bomb Blasts Feel Like

"It was as if someone my size had caught fire and walked through me."
Matthew Gault

Edward Teller: the Real-Life Dr. Strangelove

In this documentary, Motherboard explores the life and legacy of the father of the hydrogen bomb.
Caroline Haskins

The Only Way to Prevent Another Nuclear Strike Is to Get Rid of All the Nukes

Doomsday Clock scientist Dr. Lawrence Krauss says as long as we possess nuclear weapons, it's 'unavoidable.'
Phil Torres
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After 70 Years of Nuclear Fallout, Will Bikini Atoll Ever Be Safe Again?

The nuclear arms race displaced 167 Marshallese as refugees in their own country, and today the fallout still persists.
Sarah Emerson

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.
Mari Shibata

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.
Emiko Jozuka
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A Visit to the Shell of the Bomb

One of the Titan II missile silos is still open to visitors, and it's a blast.
David Kordahl
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The U.S. Once Dropped an Atomic Bomb on a South Carolina Town

In March 1958, an American B-47E bomber flying en route to Britain dropped its payload -- an _atomic bomb_ similar to the infamous Fat Boy -- on Florence, South Carolina. Yes, you read that right. Luckily, only six people were injured. No one died.
Derek Mead
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A Newsreel from Fifty Years Ago This Month: We Liked Ike, Blew Up Atomic Bombs, Carved Vegetable Sculptures

In this patriotic newsreel designed for students and other good citizens of 1952, America learns important news about Hawaii (which was about to become a state!) and hears a report on a high-tech camera capable of capturing a missile in slow-motion...
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The Documentary About Hiroshima and Nagasaki The U.S. Didn't Want Us to See

Immediately after two atomic bombs detonated over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing tens of thousands of people in an instant and leaving many more to die, the Japanese started shooting. They weren't using bullets, but film, hoping to document the first...