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Monsters at the End of a War

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.16.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

August 15 was the end of World War II in Asia, 69 years ago, following the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I could not find a single reference to the bombings, or to the end of the war itself, anywhere in the American media.

First Nighter: Musicals "Atomic," "The Mapmaker's Opera," "ValueVille"

David Finkle | Posted 07.17.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Atomic, at the Acorn, is the show that asks the musical question: Once the A-bomb was realized, was it wise to use it? Coming up with an answer requi...

WATCH: Experimental Clock Smashes World Record For Precison

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.26.2014 | Science

Today's quartz wristwatches are pretty darn good at keeping time, gaining or losing only about 15 seconds a month. But a new atomic clock -- an exp...

Is It a Bug? A Star? No, Wait, It's a Particle!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.09.2014 | Science
Sidonie Sawyer

I know it's not always easy to grasp all the scientific gibberish and savant stories about particle acceleration, protons, matter/anti-matter, and the so-called "God particle" that we often read about in the press.

68 Years Ago: Truman Opened the Nuclear Era -- With a Lie About Hiroshima

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

On this day, Truman informed the press, and the world, that America's war against fascism -- with victory over Germany already in hand -- had culminated in exploding a revolutionary new weapon over a Japanese target. From its very first words, the official narrative was built on a lie.

Countdown to Hiroshima for August 4, 1945: Pilot Briefs Crew on Secret Payload

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.04.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

For the past several days here, and for more to come, I am counting down the days to the atomic bombing of Japan (August 6 and August 9, 1945), marki...

Countdown to Hiroshima for August 2, 1945: Bombs Readied as Japan Seeks Terms of Surrender

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Japanese cables and other message intercepted by the United States showed that they were still trying to enlist the Soviets' help in presenting surrender terms -- they would even send an envoy -- but were undecided on just what to propose.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 31, 1945: Top Truman Aide Opposes Use of Bomb

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

July 31, 1945: The assembly of Little Boy is completed. It is ready for use the next day. But a typhoon approaching Japan will likely prevent launching an attack. Several days might be required for weather to clear.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 30, 1945: Eisenhower Protests Use of A-Bomb Against Japan

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

July 30, 1945: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, commander of U.S. troops in Europe, has visited President Truman in Germany, and would recall what happened in his memoir.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 29, 1945: American POWs in Target Cities?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

The second bomb -- the plutonium device -- was still back in the States. The target list, with Hiroshima as #1, remained in place, although it was being studied for the presence of POW camps holding Americans in the target sites.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 28, 1945: U.S. Ready to Use A-Bomb -- Against Russians?

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

A U.S. bombing raid on the small Japanese city of Aomori -- which had little military significance beyond being a transportation hub -- dropped 83,000 incendiaries and destroyed almost the entire city, killing at least 2,000 civilians.

Countdown to Hiroshima, for July 27, 1945: Japan Ignores Ultimatum

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

July 27, 1945: Truman continued to meet with Allied leaders in Germany, as the Soviets got ready to declare war on Japan in early August. Preparations at Tinian in the Pacific to get the first A-bomb ready for use (weather permitting) with the city of Hiroshima remaining as #1 target.

Countdown to Hiroshima, X-Minus-11 Days: U.S. Orders Use of First Bomb

Greg Mitchell | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

In a 1946 letter to Stimson, Truman reminded him that he had ordered the bombs used against cities engaged "exclusively" in war work. Hiroshima and Nagasaki were far from being merely "military" targets.

When Harry Truman Got Actor Fired From MGM Epic

Greg Mitchell | Posted 07.03.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

A bizarre, and revealing, postscript to President Truman's involvement with The Beginning or the End was provided by Roman Bohnen, the actor who portrayed Truman in the original sequences.

Hollywood Bomb: The Unmaking of 'The Most Important Movie Ever Made'

Greg Mitchell | Posted 06.30.2013 | Entertainment
Greg Mitchell

My fascination with the making and unmaking of the MGM film took me to the Truman Library, where I was the first to consult key documents.

WATCH: This Is What Atoms Look Like In 3D

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.29.2013 | Science

Ever wanted to know what atoms look like in 3D? Now's your chance, in a new video showing a platinum nanoparticle under extreme magnification. The ...

Incredible 'Nuclear' Clock Accurate To Within 1/20th Second--Over 14 Billion Years

Posted 03.11.2012 | Science

By: InnovationNewsDaily Staff Published: 03/09/2012 03:22 PM EST on InnovationNewsDaily A newly proposed clock that uses the orbit of a neutron ar...

Under a Mound in Hiroshima: A City of Ashes the Size of Santa Fe

Greg Mitchell | Posted 10.19.2011 | World
Greg Mitchell

In the northwestern corner of the Hiroshima Peace Park, amid a quiet grove of trees, the earth suddenly swells. It is not much of a mound -- only abou...

Hiroshima's Lessons: The Air Force, Just War And Nuclear Weapons

Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson | Posted 10.06.2011 | Religion
Rev. Tyler Wigg-Stevenson

The Air Force presentation cited in the report claims that the Christian "Just War" tradition morally authorizes the use of nuclear weapons. This is categorically untrue.

Aftershocks: Reasoning Along The Fault Lines

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Katz, M.D.

Whether the worry is radiation poisoning or heart disease, we tend to focus more on prevention after than before an emergency. Our thinking is so consistently responsive to the crisis that is, rather than ahead of the crisis that might be.

The Great Atomic Film Cover-Up

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Greg Mitchell

This country rushed into the nuclear age with its citizens having neither a true understanding of the effects of the bomb on human beings, nor why the atomic attacks drew condemnation around the world.

Why Americans Won't Give Up the Nuclear Option

Greg Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Greg Mitchell

Over and over, policymakers say, "We must never use nuclear weapons," yet they endorse the two times the weapons have been used in a first strike. To make any exceptions means exceptions can be made in the future.

The Russian Bear Comes Out of Hibernation in the Western Hemisphere

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Farnsworth

Putin's promise of additional weapons sales, and assistance to help Venezuela draw up plans for a nuclear power plant only complicates the hemispheric security and development agenda.

Iran 'Nuclear State' According To Ahmadinejad

AP | NASSER KARIMI and ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claimed Thursday that Iran has produced its first batch of uranium enriched to a higher level, sayi...