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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 […]

Films 

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 […]

Real Life Scares 

Towns Near Fukushima Nuclear Plant Invaded by Armies of Wild Boars

It’s been almost six years to the day since a horrific and devastating earthquake and tsunami ravaged a large swath of Japan — a major disaster which caused critical damage to the nuclear plant in Fukushima. Threat of a meltdown held the entire nation (and many of their close neighbors) in a state of constant wariness until safety […]

Real Life Scares 

An Expert Once Suggested This Horrifying Deterrent Against Nuclear War…

I feel pretty confident in saying that no one wants to deploy nuclear weapons. Sure, it might quickly wipe out an immediate problem, but the collateral damage is incalculable, the environmental impact is devastating, and the fallout will continue for generations. But I guess some people think that pushing the red button is a little […]