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Russia has hidden the details of a handful of nuclear accidents since the 1950s — here’s what we know about them
In addition to Chernobyl, Russia has tried to hide the details of other nuclear incidents, including an explosion that killed seven people in August.
It’s been 74 years since Hiroshima — the moment the US deployed the most powerful weapon known to man
The bomb fell for 44.4 seconds before detonating in a blast that would ultimately kill 140,000 people and destroy 90% of the city.
Albert Einstein wrote to the US pleading with the government to build an atomic bomb 80 years ago. Here’s what he said.
Albert Einstein wrote to President Franklin D. Roosevelt warning that Nazi Germany might be creating "extremely powerful bombs of a new type."
Hundreds of thousands of people died after the US dropped two atomic bombs in the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
This simulator shows what a nuclear explosion would do to your town — and it just got a scary (yet helpful) new feature
Nukemap lets you explode nuclear weapons from your browser. A new version estimates radioactive fallout and protection afforded by different shelters.
Nuclear weapons stockpiles have ebbed and flowed over the years, as countries like the US and Russia carry out arms-reduction agreements. Here's how many nukes exist today, and which countries have them.
Your retirement account probably funds nuclear weapons — here are the top 20 biggest companies and investors
The "Don't Bank on the Bomb" report highlights the biggest private investments — including 401ks and pensions — in companies that work on nuclear weapons.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has declassified, scanned, and uploaded even more Cold War nuclear explosion films to YouTube.
Nukemap lets you simulate nuclear explosions on an interactive map. A new version of the tool uses real-time weather to estimate radioactive fallout zones.
The apocalyptic threat of nuclear warfare may be higher than it has been in decades.