3D Simulator Lets You Nuke Any City With Your Favorite Nuclear Warhead

This is all sorts of twisted, but a new interactive map allows users to drop a nuclear bomb on any location of their choosing. The results, which are shown in Google Earth generated maps, are truly horrifying. » 7/23/13 6:20am 7/23/13 6:20am

Operation Plowshare: The Plan to Bomb America With Kindness

The Plowshare program was both a public relations ploy and a serious scientific study. It was an attempt to see if nuclear bombs could be used in peaceful constructive ways. If it had been successful, America would pretty much be humming by now. » 7/27/12 1:00pm 7/27/12 1:00pm

When We Lost an Unexploded Nuclear Bomb Off the Coast of Georgia

The United States did not have a good year in 1958, especially when it came to transporting nuclear weapons. There was the incident where a nuclear bomb was dropped on a little girl's playhouse. There was the plane carrying a nuclear warhead that caught fire and burned for seven hours, in Morocco. » 5/04/12 1:00pm 5/04/12 1:00pm

Wild Vegas parties celebrated atomic bomb tests of the 1950s

Crooners, bright lights, the ringing of slot machines, and...atomic bombs? This strange combination became a reality in Las Vegas during the 1950s. Scheduled nuclear detonations at the Nevada Proving Ground gave plenty of opportunities to party and raise a glass to a mushroom cloud. How did this bizarre slice of… » 4/18/12 7:00am 4/18/12 7:00am