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2017
May 2017
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Was the first history of the atomic bomb biased towards physics to avoid public associations with chemical weapons? My take on a recent article.
April 2017
10
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New sources further illuminate the tricky issue of the nuclear chain of command.
2016
September 2016
30
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If he had lived to make the decision, would Roosevelt have dropped the atomic bomb?
May 2016
23
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Digging into the unusual death of Louis Slotin and the fate of the bomb core that killed him.
February 2016
12
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How did the first history of the atomic bomb end up in a Soviet Gulag prison?
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The year in historical nuclear scholarship. 
2015
December 2015
11
November 2015
20
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Reading about the various radiation hazards in the Manhattan Project's history can be spine-tingling, even with a measured view of the dangers.
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At what point did the Manhattan Project scientists and administrators realize they weren't in a race with Nazi Germany after all?
October 2015
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One of the most unusual, curious, and controversial members of the Manhattan Project was their in-house newspaperman from the New York Times.
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How far would Manhattan Project security go to deal with a problematic genius?
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Niigata was one of the possible targets for atomic attack in 1945. Why was it spared? And why don't we ever talk about it?
September 2015
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Did "Big Science" pioneer Ernest Lawrence believe that Japan should have been warned before Hiroshima?
May 2015
11
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Along with almost getting hit by a car, he made important contributions to the atomic bomb's design.
March 2015
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News and Notes | Redactions
The US government has once again created a headache for itself in trying to censor information about the hydrogen bomb.
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In 1945, some scientists thought we should "demonstrate" the bomb to Japan before dropping it on a city. Others disagreed. Who was right?
February 2015
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The details of the two dozen Manhattan Project deaths at Los Alamos reveal much about the work of building the bomb, and the people who did it.
January 2015
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 9Oppenheimer photo courtesy of the of the Emilio Segrè Visual Archive; photo of the hearing transcript by Alex Wellerstein.
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In October 2014, the lost Oppenheimer security hearing transcripts were released. This is the story behind the story.
 2Espionage Act secrecy stamp (photograph by Alex Wellerstein)
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The year in nuclear historical scholarship.
2014
November 2014
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The Trinity and Fat Man atomic bombs were powered primarily by plutonium — but not exclusively.
September 2014
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When the head of the Manhattan Project had questions about the history of the atomic bomb, he had a special, secret place to look for answers.
August 2014
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Did Truman fundamentally misunderstand the atomic bomb because of a debate over its use?
July 2014
25
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Would the bomb have won the war? A JASON report on the question from 1967 explores the limits of tactical nuclear weapons.
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Richard Feynman's FBI file contains one very pointed, personal, anonymous attack. But can we figure out who wrote it from the context?
April 2014
18
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A review of Eric Schlosser's new book, Command and Control, and thoughts on why the history of nuclear weapons accidents is hard to write.
February 2014
14
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In a short story published in 1949, Leo Szilard contemplated how well he and President Truman would fare at a war crimes tribunal. His conclusion: not well.
January 2014
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Los Alamos wasn't the first time that scientists retreated to secret labs.
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The year in nuclear history scholarship.
2013
December 2013
27
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Why did three major DOE historical databases go offline in late 2013?
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