In 1995, then 17-year-old, “Eagle Scout”, David Hahn almost managed to complete a nuclear reactor in the backyard shed of his mother’s Michigan home. When local authorities found out what he was doing they contacted the EPA who then notified the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the NRC, and the FBI. His home was […]

In 1991 the government of Somalia collapsed. Once they were unable to police the coastline, corporations and governments started dumping nuclear waste in their seas. The coastal population began to suffer from strange rashes, nausea, malformed babies, and radiation sickness. Then, after the 2005 tsunami, hundreds of leaking barrels washed up on shore. There is […]

Not a pleasant simulator but a great reminder that we need to change the world we live in. It’s an interactive nuclear bomb simulator that visually shows how many people could die, how far away it could reach and how far the radiation could travel from a selection of different nuclear weapons. The tool exists to […]

58-year-old Albert Stevens was admitted to UCSFMC in 1945 with a severe gastric ulcer that was misdiagnosed as terminal cancer. On May 10, 1945, Stevens was secretly administered the largest dose of plutonium any human has ever received; just under one microgram. The sample consisted of two isotopes of plutonium. Stevens was then given free […]

Oak Island is a 140-acre privately owned island in Lunenburg, Canada. It is the world’s longest and most expensive treasure hunt. It’s also one of the world’s deepest and most costly archaeological digs. And it’s one of the great mysteries of the world. For two centuries this small island has defied multiple generations of engineering and […]

Sam Cohen conceived of the neutron bomb as a way of morally killing large populations of human beings, while leaving the buildings and property intact. Nuclear bombs kill by burning and melting everything for miles. When detonated the majority of a nuke’s energy is released via its explosion. Neutron bombs kill via silent radiation, with […]

In the 1950s and 1960s, the Army used motorized blowers atop a low-income housing high-rise, at schools and from the backs of station wagons to disperse a radioactive compound into the air of St. Louis. This was done in the poorest parts of the city. The material being sprayed was zinc cadmium sulfide. The greatest concentration […]