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This Terrifying App Calculates the Impact of a Nuclear Attack on Your City

There’s been lots of creepy saber-rattling lately on the nuclear front, with multiple nations’ leaders comparing the size of their buttons and the potency of their missiles (I think Sigmund Freud would have had a lot to say about that). The most recent event on this doomsday timeline was Russia’s test of their “Satan-2” ICBM, […]

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Playing With Radiation: The 1951 “Atomic Energy Lab” — For Kids!

The years following World War II were a glorious time for many Americans — financially speaking, anyway. There was a great wave of prosperity for middle-class working people, and the notion of a consumption-based society was just taking root. The market flooded with new, high-tech products that could now be produced thanks to the end of […]

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Everybody’s Got a Bomb: The Most Horrifying Nuclear Apocalypse Movies Ever Made

Those who grew up during just about any phase of the Cold War know exactly how it feels to have the ever-present possibility of total extinction hovering over our heads like the Sword of Damocles. That metaphorical blade, of course, is the very real concept of global nuclear war — a conflict that, regardless of how or […]