When Being Terrible at a Game Is the Most Compelling Way to Play
With repeated losses and defeats, sometimes the idea of improving becomes the main attraction.
One of the Last Remaining Manhattan Project Scientists Has Died
And with him, perhaps, our nuclear sanity.
The Most Toxic Nuclear Facility in the US Is in Lockdown
3,000 workers are sheltering as an emergency is declared at a nuclear facility in Washington State.
CSI: Olden Days
Meet Detective X, the Founder of Federal Forensic Science
Wilmer Souder consulted on the FBI crime lab and worked on the Lindbergh kidnapping—but then we forgot about him.
The Online Afterlife of Manhattan Project Physicist Philip Morrison
"Scientific knowledge and understanding is not a purely cerebral affair; it is soaked with emotion, excitement, and nervous tension, as everyone knows who has heard Philip Morrison talk."
Meet One of the Youngest, Last Surviving Manhattan Project Scientists
Murray Peshkin is one of the last surviving Manhattan Project scientists. This is his story, told after our trip to the crater of the first atomic bomb, on its 70th birthday.
Old Security Photos Highlight the Unknown Builders of the Atomic Bomb
For all the famous names, there were hundreds more people working behind the scenes.
Why Canada Needs the Sasquatch
With the right backing from the scientific community and the Canadian government, resurrecting Sasquatch could be the Great White North's Manhattan Project, an attempt to harness the chaotic, dangerous, root forces of nature in such a way as to add to...
The Ill-Conceived Manhattan Project National Park Is Not Going to Be Built
I think a lot of people wish the invention of the atomic bomb is something we could all take back. It's not necessarily a realistic thought -- there's always the argument that _someone_ would have eventually developed one -- but the AEC's insane...
Einstein's Letter To Roosevelt: Why We Created the Atomic Bomb
The fear of Germans acquiring nuclear technology, espoused here, is considered to be the motivation to the U.S.'s creation of the atomic bomb.