Mushroom Cloud in Iconic Photo of Hiroshima Is Not Actually a Mushroom Cloud

Nuclear experts say this famous photo of an apparent mushroom cloud rising above the city of Hiroshima is not what it appears to be. The towering plume is actually billowing smoke rising up from the raging firestorms that followed the explosion. Read More >>

Dragons in Game of Thrones are Just Like Nuclear Weapons in the Real World

Because we all need a good dose of geopolitics in between sword fights, White Walkers, and boobs, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has a thorough analysis of all the ways dragons are just like nuclear weapons. It's actually a stunningly obvious comparison once you get down to it. Read More >>

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Incredibly Clear Footage Shows the Blast Effect of 1953 Atomic Bomb

AtomCentral shows us some amazingly clear HD footage restored from 1953 of the Atomic Cannon test from Upshot-Knothole Grable in Nevada. In the video, you can see cars, jeeps, buses and tanks against the backdrop of the massive blast's initial burst and shockwave. The blast eventually swallows everything. Read More >>

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This Is How Hiroshima Looked From the Ground

This picture, found in a Japanese Elementary School, depicts the mushroom cloud which formed when the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Read More >>