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Iran's Nuke Chief Makes
'Rare' Claim on Atomic Bomb
Aug 1, 2022 7:49 AM CDT
Iran's Nuke Chief Makes 'Rare' Claim on Atomic Bomb
Country has capability to build bomb, though it doesn't plan to right now, says Mohammad Eslami
- Iran could build an atomic bomb if it really wanted to—it just doesn't plan to, at least at the moment. So said Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, on Monday, according to the Fars news agency, echoing similar remarks made last month by a...
In Nagasaki, a Minute
of Silence at 11:02am
Aug 9, 2020 5:45 AM CDT
In Nagasaki, a Minute of Silence at 11:02am
The city marks the 75th anniversary of an atomic bomb being dropped on it
- The Japanese city of Nagasaki on Sunday marked its 75th anniversary of the US atomic bombing, with the mayor and dwindling survivors urging world leaders including their own to do more for a nuclear weapons ban, reports the AP . At 11:02am, the moment the B-29 bomber Bockscar dropped a...
Some Carried 'Own Eyeballs
in Their Hands' in Hiroshima
Aug 6, 2020 9:54 AM CDT
Some Carried 'Own Eyeballs in Their Hands' in Hiroshima
The world, media reflect on the 75th anniversary of the dropping of the bomb
- Its code name was "Little Boy," but its impact was anything but small. Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the dropping of an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945. By the end of that year, 140,000 deaths—mostly of civilians—were tied to the...
Court Rules 84 People
Are Atomic Bomb Victims
Jul 30, 2020 7:08 AM CDT
Court Rules 84 People Are Atomic Bomb Victims
They were exposed to radioactive 'black rain' after the attack on Hiroshima
- A Japanese court on Wednesday for the first time recognized people exposed to radioactive “black rain" that fell after the 1945 US atomic attack on Hiroshima as atomic bomb survivors, ordering the city and the prefecture to provide the same government medical benefits as given to other survivors. The...
Newly Uncovered Atomic Spy
May Have Been Key for Soviets
Jan 27, 2020 7:30 PM CST
Newly Uncovered Atomic Spy May Have Been Key for Soviets
Newly released files suggested Los Alamos mole turned over important advances
- Given the secrecy around the Manhattan Project in the 1940s, American scientists and historians have never been sure how the Soviet Union managed to join the atomic age as early as it did. Four years after the US set off the first atomic bomb, the Soviets detonated a similar one....
Collapse of Contaminated
Site Could Be Bad News
Dec 7, 2019 3:00 PM CST
Collapse of Contaminated Site Could Be Bad News
As if Detroit needed more bad news
- Living downriver from the Detroit Dock? You might want to buy drinking water for a while. That's because part of the historic site—long tainted with uranium and other scary chemicals—fell into the Detroit River on Nov. 26, the
Detroit Free Press
reports. A load of big aggregate...
'He Handed Them the
Formula for the A-Bomb'
Nov 24, 2019 3:40 PM CST
'He Handed Them the Formula for the A-Bomb'
Oscar Seborer was part of a family of spies
- Three Soviet spies were at Los Alamos during World War II, stealing atomic secrets—that we know. Now the CIA journal
Studies in Intelligence
reports on Oscar Seborer, a fourth, previously unknown figure who may have "handed" Soviets the A-bomb formula before defecting to the USSR. Born in New...
K-Pop Band Member
Accused of Wearing
Nov 9, 2018 11:00 AM CST
K-Pop Band Member Accused of Wearing Controversial T-Shirt
BTS' Jimin allegedly wore shirt celebrating mushroom cloud over Japanese city in WWII
- A popular South Korean boy band was set to appear on one of Japan's biggest TV stations this week, but that appearance has been canceled due to a clothing choice one of its members may have made. Per the
and CNN , K-pop group BTS was scheduled to be...
How a Truck Driver Figured Out
Complete Atomic Bomb Specs
Dec 27, 2017 3:50 PM CST
How a Truck Driver Figured Out Complete Atomic Bomb Specs
NPR looks at John Coster-Mullen
- That a man who worked as a trucker made a 1,300-mile drive is perhaps unremarkable. But John Coster-Mullen's destination, and motivation for heading there, were unusual. As NPR reports, Coster-Mullen in 1993 decided he could capitalize on the looming 50th anniversary of the atomic bombs that fell on...
We May Have
N. Korea's Latest
Sep 13, 2017 11:49 AM CDT
We May Have Underestimated N. Korea's Latest Nuke Test
It might have had force of 17 atomic bombs, per 38 North assessment
- In the immediate aftermath of North Korea's sixth nuclear test on Sept. 3, experts described the blast as six or seven times as powerful as the one that destroyed Hiroshima. That measure might not even come close. According to research site 38 North , the resulting 6.1 magnitude earthquake...
Specter of N. Korea
Aug 6, 2017 6:03 AM CDT
On Hiroshima's Anniversary, Specter of N. Korea
72 years since US dropped first atomic bomb
- Hiroshima's appeal of "never again" on the anniversary Sunday of the world's first atomic bomb attack has gained urgency as North Korea moves ever closer to nuclear weapons, reports the AP . "Nuclear weapons just are unacceptable for mankind," says Toshiki Fujimori, who was just a...
Now Blowing Up YouTube:
Secret Nuclear Test Footage
Mar 16, 2017 12:30 AM CDT
Now Blowing Up YouTube: Secret Nuclear Test Footage
The films are being preserved by a weapons physicist before they decay
- The US government has about 10,000 films of the 221 atmospheric nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1962, covering the destructive power from all sorts of angles and distances, Business Insider reports. But until recently those films were literally rotting away in top-secret storage. Gregg Spriggs, a weapons physicist...
Kodak Was Baffled
by Damaged Film.
The Truth Lay
Far, Far Away
in case you missed it
Jun 25, 2016 12:34 PM CDT
Kodak Was Baffled by Damaged Film. The Truth Lay Far, Far Away
Company agreed to keep the problem quiet
- In the summer of 1945, Eastman Kodak began fielding complaints from businesses who bought its X-ray film—it was spotted and unusable. A perplexed company physicist named Julian Webb began digging into the problem, and a feature at
recounts how he ultimately traced it to an unexpected source:...
Apr 11, 2016 2:19 AM CDT
Kerry Visits 'Gut-Wrenching' Hiroshima Memorial
He lays wreath at A-bomb site
- A gut-wrenched John Kerry said the horrible history of what took place in Hiroshima should teach humanity to avoid conflict and strive to eradicate nuclear weapons as he became the first US secretary of state to tread upon the ground of the world's first atomic bombing. Kerry's emotional...
A Sophomoric Prank Lurks
on the Periodic Table
Dec 6, 2015 1:36 PM CST
A Sophomoric Prank Lurks on the Periodic Table
Check out the abbreviation for plutonium
- There’s nothing funny about plutonium. After all, it’s the stuff that makes nuclear weapons go boom. Nonetheless, the man credited with discovering the element named for the dwarf planet Pluto did manage to use the occasion to sneak a little levity onto the periodic table of elements,
70 Years Ago Today,
70K People Died
Aug 9, 2015 9:42 AM CDT
70 Years Ago Today, 70K People Died in Nagasaki
Somber Mass marks devastating bomb that helped end WWII
- Just after dawn today, the faithful filed into Urakami Cathedral in the Japanese city of Nagasaki for a Mass tinged with sadness. Seventy years ago, a US-dropped atomic bomb detonated about 550 yards from the church, killing two priests who were hearing confessions and about 30 other people inside—three...
Jul 16, 2015 12:02 PM CDT
New Mexico Residents: US Covered Up Atomic Test
Tularosa residents want government to acknowledge what happened in 1945
- An unknown blast shook the New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945, unsettling the historic Hispanic village of Tularosa. Residents there didn't learn that scientists from the then-secret city of Los Alamos had successfully detonated the first atomic bomb at the nearby Trinity Site until after the US announced...
May Have Been
Jul 16, 2015 6:52 AM CDT
'Soviet Spy' Ethel Rosenberg May Have Been Innocent
Ethel Rosenberg's brother defended her a year before her conviction
- The newly released 1950 grand jury testimony of David Greenglass , who helped cement the executions of his brother-in-law and sister Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, offers new evidence that Ethel was innocent in the most intense spying case of the Cold War. Both Rosenbergs were convicted of conspiring to steal atomic...
Lying Brother in Rosenberg
Spy Case Dead at 92
Oct 14, 2014 5:58 PM CDT
Lying Brother in Rosenberg Spy Case Dead at 92
David Greenglass testified, falsely, he saw sister Ethel transcribing research data
- David Greenglass, who served 10 years in prison for his role in the most explosive atomic spying case of the Cold War and gave testimony that sent his brother-in-law and sister, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, to the electric chair in 1953, has died at 92. Greenglass—who admitted decades later...
Oct 2, 2013 7:17 AM CDT
Nuke Honcho Who Signed Hiroshima Bomb, Filmed Blast, Dies
Los Alamos director Harold Agnew helped build 75% of US' nuclear stockpile
- Harold Agnew, a physicist who helped build the first atomic bomb and served as a director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, died yesterday at his home in Solana Beach, Calif. He was 92. Agnew, who was suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia, died while watching football on TV, the AP...
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