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Nuclear Tests

The Hydrogen Bomb Reaches Retirement Age

Keith M. Parsons | Posted 01.06.2015 | Science
Keith M. Parsons

The hydrogen bomb turned sixty-two just the other day. The first one was exploded on November 1, 1952 at Eniwetok Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The event was called Ivy Mike. "Ivy" was the name of the test operation and "Mike" was the particular test.

Justice for the Atomic Veterans - Part 2

Vincent Intondi | Posted 11.22.2014 | Black Voices
Vincent Intondi

While the economy, war, and immigration are deeply partisan, this is one issue that is not. For once, Congress can do the right thing and unify under the banner of the "atomic veterans." But time is running out.

How Cold Warriors Helped Scientists Solve Brain Riddle

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 06.07.2013 | Science

Aboveground nuclear bomb testing in the 1950s and 1960s inadvertently gave modern scientists a way to prove the adult brain regularly creates new neur...

Beyond Tokenistic Inclusion: Science, Citizenship, and Changing the Questions

Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Ruha Benjamin, Ph.D.

The scientific community prides itself on free and open inquiry, and yet when it comes to raising questions about the social and political implications of our work, a peculiar form of self-censorship seems to be at work.

"Look at Me, I'm Still Here," Says North Korea

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 04.15.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Some of North Korea's military missile and nukes could be diverted to improving living conditions and China and the United States could insist on re-starting talks. But boys like their toys.

Interview with Arundhati Roy: 'We Need a Feral Howl'

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christina Patterson

Roy is one of the only writers to have hit international stardom with fiction that won plaudits for its winsome playfulness and to have eschewed it, for more than a decade, for deadly serious polemic.

I Know What to Do About Kim Jong Il.

Merrill Markoe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Merrill Markoe

First you have to understand that it is the grandiosity of Mr. Kim's narcissistic disorder out of which his unyielding nuclear testing stance is born.