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  • The darkest element

    The darkest element

    In Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World, Tom Zoellner tells the story of the radioactive element.

  • The importance of memory

    The West has a peculiar kind of amnesia when it comes to its Cold War nuclear-weapons-building past.

  • New nuke studies are in the works

    Congress sets aside money for new nuclear weapons research and tells the Nevada Test Site to get ready for nuclear weapons-testing

  • Courting the Bomb

    The hardscrabble desert town of Carlsbad, N.M. – already home to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant – is brushing aside the fears of environmentalists and arms-control advocates in its eagerness to host the Bush administration’s planned new nuclear bomb fac

  • The return of the Nuclear West

    Those who thought the West’s nuclear role would wind down with the end of the Cold War are facing a brand-new nuclear age, one that is being created behind closed government doors where few questions are asked

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