Beach Sands Near Hiroshima Are Still Packed With 1945 Nuclear Fallout Debris

Unusual and abundant glassy spheres found packed within the beach sands near the Japanese city of Hiroshima are remnants of the 1945 atomic bomb explosion, according to new research. Read More >>

Human Bone Fragment Reveals Radiation Exposure From Hiroshima Bombing

A technique originally intended for dating archaeological artefacts has been used to estimate the amount of radiation produced by the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. It marks the first time a bone fragment from a victim of the explosion has been used successfully for such an analysis. Read More >>

It Turns Out You Probably Can’t Survive An Atomic Bomb Blast Inside a Fridge

Of everything that was wrong with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull—and there's lots—the atomic bomb scene draws the most ire and criticism from fans. And surprisingly, it turns out it's not even plausible. What?! Read More >>

Images from the Catastrophic Fall of Imperial Japan, 1945

With the war for Europe over and the US's Pacific "island hopping" strategy seeing long-range bombers within striking distance of Japan, all that stood between the Allies and an end to World War II was the taking of that tenacious island nation. Read More >>