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Hitler’s secret nuclear base unearthed by relic hunter

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If Hitler had his way and the Nazis developed an atomic bomb before the allies, the world in which we live would be a very different place. A surprising new find by a German relic hunter suggests Hitler may have been closer to his goal than we thought. Bernd Thälmann, 64, was out and about in Berlin last week with his metal detector when he stumbled upon a rather strange, non-magnetic lump of metal. Naturally,... 

Japan’s Nagasaki marks 69th anniversary of US bombing

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Japan has marked the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the city of Nagasaki by the United States in 1945. A ceremony commemorating the victims of the US nuclear attack was held in Nagasaki’s Peace Park on Saturday. The event was attended by the aging survivors of the bombing, relatives of the victims and high-ranking Japanese officials. In a speech at the ceremony, Nagasaki Mayor pledged... 

British Scientists find way to turn Light into Matter

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Researchers in London have found a way to make matter from light, using high powered lasers. The idea behind the theory was first thought up 80 years ago by two physicists, who were to work later on creating the world’s first atomic bomb. In 1934, US physicists Gregory Breit and John Wheeler worked out that, on very rare occasions, two particles of light (photons) could combine to produce an electron... 

Asteroid explosions in Earth's atmosphere is common

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There have been 26 nuclear-scale asteroid explosions in the Earth’s atmosphere between 2001 and 2013, according to a new report. The most powerful of the impacts was dozens of times the magnitude of the atom bomb that devastated Hiroshima, Japan in 1945. Most of the asteroid explosions occurred much too high in the atmosphere to do any damage on the ground, according to findings by the Nuclear Test... 

US Air Force once dropped live hydrogen bomb on North Carolina

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The US Air Force inadvertently dropped an atomic bomb over North Carolina in 1961. If a simple safety switch had not prevented the explosive from detonating, millions of lives across the northeast would have been at risk, a new document has revealed. The revelation offers the first conclusive evidence after decades of speculation that the US military narrowly avoided a self-inflicted disaster. The... 
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