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 […]

From 1946 to 1949 over 800 women living in and around poor areas of Nashville were deceived into taking part in a nutritional study where pregnant women were given pills with radioactive iron-59. Funded by Vanderbilt University at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. When the babies were born, they were also tested to see how much […]

Researchers affiliated with the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), selected 88 test subjects at the University of Cincinnati and exposed them without consent to hefty doses of radiation under the direction of Dr. Eugene Saenger between 1960 and 1971. Saenger picked test subjects from poor, mostly non-white groups, without informed consent. Some were dosed with radiation for […]