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2015
August 2015
 3
Meditations
Considering a few of the options that were on the table in 1945.
July 2015
17
Visions
What does the Trinity test signify, in the broad sweep of human history?
May 2015
29
Meditations
Historians sometimes need a reminder that places and people, not just documents, make up the past.
2014
March 2014
28
Visions
What color was the box they kept the plutonium core in? A small digression on the fact that we can't see past events like those who lived through them did.
2013
December 2013
13
Visions
Should films of nuclear detonations be put in art galleries?
June 2013
 7
Meditations
A new tool for journalists who need to spice up their stories with Hiroshima references.
March 2013
29
February 2013
19
Meditations
Why I get annoyed when we talk about meteors, earthquakes, and tsunamis in terms of megatonnage.
2012
December 2012
21
Meditations
Children and existential fear, from the high Cold War to Stockton, California, from Stockton to Newtown, Connecticut.
November 2012
 7
Meditations | Visions
Reflections on a year of nuclear secrecy blogging. Plus some neat images.
October 2012
12
Meditations
A new memoir about living next to Rocky Flats and what its perspective might be able to do for nuclear historians.
 5
Meditations | News and Notes
Robert Christy, one of the last major recognizable names who worked on the atomic bomb, has passed away. How many major Manhattan Project figures remain?
August 2012
31
Visions
The security badges produced for the Los Alamos project present a dizzying display of the many people who worked on the atomic bomb.
17
Visions
When "atomic" beat "nuclear," and when we stopped defining our age by our reactors.
 6
Meditations
The only reason we didn't cross a moral line at Hiroshima is because we'd already long since crossed it.
July 2012
13
Visions
What does an actual nuclear explosion sound like? Not what you'd think, from most nuclear test footage.
June 2012
 8
Visions
Thoughts on attempts to re-capture the horror of a nuclear explosion.
May 2012
 7
Meditations
The National Archives has lost over a thousand boxes containing classified information. Where'd they likely go?
 4
Visions
A brief meditation on the difficulty of recapturing the blueness of J. Robert Oppenheimer's eyes, and why it might be worth doing.
April 2012
 2
Meditations
People are often calling for a "new Manhattan Project," but does that make any sense?
March 2012
12
Meditations
There's been a lot of talk about the Fukushima accident being an example of nuclear secrecy. But it's really about regulatory capture.
February 2012
27
Meditations
Recently, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin praised the work of US scientists in helping the Soviet Union get the atomic bomb. Why?
20
Meditations
New footage has been found of scientists romping around Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project. What does that get us, intellectually?
13
Meditations
Should we try to show that people in the past were just like us, or lived in another country? Each direction has its perils.
January 2012
16
Meditations
Reflections on the use of assassination as a means of counter-proliferation, with insights from the history and sociology of science.
 2
Meditations
There are two flavors of war today: war from "above" and war from "below." Danger abounds when they cross paths.
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