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Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project
Manhattan Project

One of the Last Remaining Manhattan Project Scientists Has Died

And with him, perhaps, our nuclear sanity.
Brian Merchant
9.26.17
emergency
emergency

The Most Toxic Nuclear Facility in the US Is in Lockdown

3,000 workers are sheltering as an emergency is declared at a nuclear facility in Washington State.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.9.17
CSI: Olden Days
CSI: Olden Days

Meet Detective X, the Founder of Federal Forensic Science

Wilmer Souder consulted on the FBI crime lab and worked on the Lindbergh kidnapping—but then we forgot about him.
Alexandra Ossola
3.8.17
SCIENCE
SCIENCE

The Online Afterlife of Manhattan Project Physicist Philip Morrison

"Scientific knowledge and understanding is not a purely cerebral affair; it is soaked with emotion, excitement, and nervous tension, as everyone knows who has heard Philip Morrison talk."
Becky Ferreira
11.7.15
Radio Motherboard
Radio Motherboard

Meet One of the Youngest, Last Surviving Manhattan Project Scientists

Murray Peshkin is one of the last surviving Manhattan Project scientists. This is his story, told after our trip to the crater of the first atomic bomb, on its 70th birthday.
Brian Merchant
8.7.15
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

Old Security Photos Highlight the Unknown Builders of the Atomic Bomb

For all the famous names, there were hundreds more people working behind the scenes.
Derek Mead
6.25.13
Motherboard Blog
Motherboard Blog

The Ill-Conceived Manhattan Project National Park Is Not Going to Be Built

I think a lot of people wish the invention of the atomic bomb is something we could all take back. It's not necessarily a realistic thought -- there's always the argument that _someone_ would have eventually developed one -- but the AEC's insane...
Derek Mead
9.21.12
nuke
nuke

Einstein's Letter To Roosevelt: Why We Created the Atomic Bomb

The fear of Germans acquiring nuclear technology, espoused here, is considered to be the motivation to the U.S.'s creation of the atomic bomb.
Michael Byrne
8.6.10