Both the U.S. and the Soviet Union created secret cities to house the scientists working in their nuclear weapons programs. Both nations went about this in very different ways and with very different, sometimes disastrous, results.
- Highly secretive, closed cities were used during the Cold War to develop nuclear-grade plutonium and uranium.
- Oak Ridge and City 40 — two such cities — highlight the world-altering impact of nuclear weapons.
- Vacationing in the East Ural Mountains? Bring a Geiger counter.
The biologist Trofim Lysenko, blamed for millions of deaths, is experiencing a revival in Russia.
The political and economic ideas of socialism are coming back into fashion.
The times in history when science was deadly and dangerous.
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