nuclear testing

nukes

Start The New Year With Newly Declassified Nuclear Test Footage

Decades-old films show the sheer power of nuclear warheads.
Samantha Cole
1.2.18
radiation

Nobody Is Sure What Caused a Mysterious Radiation Spike Across Europe

Some speculate a Russian nuclear test in the Arctic, but experts say a pharmaceutical facility could be responsible.
Ben Sullivan
2.20.17
history

The Secret Nuclear History of Cat Videos

Behind every Rickroll is a technology designed at the height of the Cold War to guarantee nuclear annihilation.
Yonatan Zunger
7.7.16
Stuff

The Bizarre Story of the Time a Canadian Province Tried to Nuke Itself

Many years ago, there was a theory that a nuclear explosion would be a good way to extract oil from the earth. Turns out it was not.
Mack Lamoureux
12.22.15
war

The Air Force Test Runs Its New and Improved Nuclear Gravity Bomb

Yay?
Michael Byrne
11.19.15
armageddon

What Would It Take To Finally Ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty?

Trick question, perhaps.
Michael Byrne
10.31.15
Motherboard Blog

Reminder: There's Still Fall-Out from Nuclear Weapons Out There

But hey, nothing to worry about.
Ben Richmond
1.8.14
Motherboard Blog

An Empire State Building-Sized Nuclear Test Tower Comes Crashing Down

Today, in the middle of nowhere in the once-irradiated Nevada desert, a tower taller than the Empire State building came tumbling down. The 1,527 foot, 345 ton BREN tower was used to study the fallout from nuclear bombs like those dropped on Hiroshima...
Brian Merchant
5.24.12
Motherboard Blog

'The Second Hiroshima': The Largest U.S. Nuclear Test Ever Hit a Japanese Fishing Vessel

On March 1, 1954, the United States tested what was the most powerful thermonuclear device in U.S. history. Castle Bravo was the first test of a dry-fuel version of the hydrogen bomb developed by Edward Teller. Bravo was unfathomably powerful, yielding...
Derek Mead
3.7.12