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A Terrifying Interactive Map Visualizes the Devastation of Nuclear Fallout

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A Terrifying Interactive Map Visualizes the Devastation of Nuclear Fallout

The destructive power of nuclear bombs has been seared into our collective memory, thanks to archival images of the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There’s the blast itself, and then all the radioactive fallout to contend with. A new interactive map shows what the damage from fallout would be if nuclear bombs were dropped on target cities today. It’s the result of a collaboration between the Future of Life Institute (FLI)—a volunteer organization dedicated to decreasing existential threats to the human race co-founded by MIT physicist Max Tegmark—and Alex Wellerstein, a science historian at the Stevens Institute for Technology in...

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