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2015
October 2015
30
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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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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?
August 2015
21
Meditations
Seven decades later, how do we talk about the atomic bombs?
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Meditations
Considering a few of the options that were on the table in 1945.
May 2015
29
Meditations
Historians sometimes need a reminder that places and people, not just documents, make up the past.
March 2015
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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?
2014
November 2014
10
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The Trinity and Fat Man atomic bombs were powered primarily by plutonium — but not exclusively.
September 2014
22
Meditations
How many people would have died if an atomic bomb had been dropped on Tokyo in early 1945, instead of firebombs? And why does it matter?
August 2014
22
Meditations
The original target for the second atomic bomb was Kokura, not Nagasaki. Why was Kokura spared? Three theories are considered.
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Did Truman fundamentally misunderstand the atomic bomb because of a debate over its use?
February 2014
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Visions
The original, unedited, raw, silent footage of the Nagasaki bombing.
2013
December 2013
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Meditations
What airburst physics tells us about nuclear targeting decisions, and why it took so long for the NUKEMAP to support arbitrary burst heights.
August 2013
16
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Japan managed to avoid getting the world's third plutonium core dropped on them, but it still managed to leave behind a deadly legacy.
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Why was a second bomb used against Japan, so soon after Hiroshima? A review of several theories.
April 2013
26
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Did the United States warn Japan about the atomic bombs prior to their use? A mystery is unravelled.
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Visions
A vision of future war, only a few months after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
March 2013
22
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When seen in color, what were cities of dust become cities of rubble.
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Where do historians stand, in the 2010s, about the decision to use the atomic bomb? A report from a recent workshop.
2012
October 2012
18
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Did Truman know about the radiation effects of the atomic bombs before they were used? Does it matter?
August 2012
24
Visions
In 1945, Tinian was the hub of the Pacific Front. Today, it's a nearly-empty tropical paradise. For now, anyway.
22
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What would have happened if the planes carrying the first atomic bombs had crashed on takeoff? Bad things.
10
Visions
American newspaper front pages from the first five days of the atomic bomb's public debut.
2011
November 2011
28
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