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Thursday, August 06, 2015

What it would look like if the Hiroshima bomb hit your city

What it would look like if the Hiroshima bomb hit your city
Seventy years ago today, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, and three days later dropped another bomb, this time on Nagasaki. As the Washington Post reports, a nuclear historian has created a NukeMap that allows you to visualize what the Hiroshima and Nagasaki explosions would look like in your hometown.

As their numbers dwindle, Hiroshima survivors have a plan to keep memories alive
By Anna Fifield
HIROSHIMA, Japan — The crowd sat entranced as 78-year-old Emiko Okada recalled the horrifying events of Aug. 6, 1945, a day that started hot and cloudless. There was the buzz of the plane, the huge flash, the cries for water, the kids like ghosts with skin dangling off them, the people with their guts hanging out.  Read full article »

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