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THE MARSHALL ISLANDS: Fortuitous Fallout

"It looked like salt," said one of the 82 natives, recalling the shower of radioactive ash that fell on Rongelap atoll in the Marshall Islands in March 1954...

Army & Navy: No More Fun

On the beach of Eniwetok, one of the Marshall Islands, where U.S. troops fought and died a few months ago, now stands a Navy officers' mess, in front of it a...

Foreign News: Again, Yellow Peril

William Randolph Hearst, in whose fertile mind the stern duties of a patriot and the hot desires of a journalist are constantly interbreeding, raised his head...

THE ATOM: Polite Complaint

Politely, the leading citizens of the Marshall Islands began their petition to the United Nations with a bow: "We have found the American administration [of...

Medicine: Capsules, Oct. 10, 1955

¶ A medical team from the Naval Medical Research Institute and the Naval Radiological Defense Laboratory reported on the radioactive fallout that occurred over...

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Photo Essays

Anatomy of an A-Bomb Test, 1946

In July 1946, the United States conducted two atomic tests at Bikini Atoll in the Pacific. The tests, codenamed Able (an atmospheric explosion) and Baker...

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