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24 Unsettling Before And After Photos From Operation Doorstep

24 Unsettling Before And After Photos From Operation Doorstep

These little-seen photos reveal a secret Cold War test conducted by the U.S. government to show what nuclear holocaust would look like.
“The World Is Preparing For War,” Former Soviet Leader Says

“The World Is Preparing For War,” Former Soviet Leader Says

In a recent op-ed, Mikhail Gorbachev warns against the growing global militarization and calls for outlawing war.
Trump Wants A Nuclear Arms Race

Trump Wants A Nuclear Arms Race

Trump calls for the U.S. to expand its arsenal of weapons of mass destruction.
How Vodka Shaped The Course Of Russian History

How Vodka Shaped The Course Of Russian History

The surprising ways in which the "water of life" has helped determine Russia's religious, political, and economic fate for hundreds of years.
What We Loved This Week, Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

What We Loved This Week, Nov. 27 – Dec. 3

David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, and many others circa their kindergarten days.
Man Tracks Down The Person Who Killed His Great-Grandfather During Stalin’s Great Purge

Man Tracks Down The Person Who Killed His Great-Grandfather During Stalin’s Great Purge

He even managed to get an apology from the killer's granddaughter, who thanked the man for bringing out “the entire truth” of Russia's past.
The Most Outlandish CIA Programs Of The Cold War

The Most Outlandish CIA Programs Of The Cold War

Inside the CIA's Cold War-era plans for mind control, psychic spies, and one horrifying cat.
4 Abandoned Nuclear Testing Sites Humans Destroyed Worse Than Chernobyl

4 Abandoned Nuclear Testing Sites Humans Destroyed Worse Than Chernobyl

Some of the world's biggest nuclear detonations didn't make the pages of your history book.
The 5 Most Infamous American Spies

The 5 Most Infamous American Spies

The good American spies die in mystery, but the the most notorious live on in history for all of the wrong reasons.
Video Of The Day: Watch An Underground Nuclear Explosion Melt The Earth

Video Of The Day: Watch An Underground Nuclear Explosion Melt The Earth

Nuclear weapons are even scarier when you can't see the mushroom cloud.
5 Times The World Was On The Very Brink Of Nuclear Annihilation

5 Times The World Was On The Very Brink Of Nuclear Annihilation

Most of the time, it wasn't even deliberate.