Aug 15, 2015

Oral tradition and the bomb

A new program pairs volunteers with survivors of the atomic bombings to their memories, their stories and their words alive via the tradition of oral storytelling.

| Aug 6, 2015

Nuclear peace: mankind's most dangerous bluff?

In the nervous aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, people worldwide spent decades on alert for a nuclear war that would wipe out billions in a radioactive firestorm and render Earth uninhabitable. Yet the apocalypse never came. Instead an unprecedented period of peace took hold ...

70 years on, how the Enola Gay mission changed WWII

Aug 6, 2015

70 years on, how the Enola Gay mission changed WWII

The Enola Gay was on its long flight back to its Pacific island base when the co-pilot, Capt. Robert Lewis, opened his log and scribbled down the many questions racing through his mind. “Just how many Japs did we kill?” wondered Lewis after the ...

70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing marked

Aug 6, 2015

70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing marked

Japan on Thursday marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with the most senior official from Washington ever scheduled to attend memorial ceremonies. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and foreign delegates will be among those observing a moment of silence at 8:15 ...