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The uneasy search for our atomic history
Hiroshima and the fire that time
The inventors of nuclear weapons gather for the fortieth reunion of guilt and pride
Was this the deadliest error of our time?
Years of consideration preceding the inclusion of the word “phat” in Random House’s 1996 Compact Unabridged Dictionary:
Scientists created crash helmets that stink when cracked and fruit flies to whom blue light smells delicious.
In Belize, a construction company bulldozed a 2,300-year-old Mayan temple to make road fill.
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