Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 - 12:33pm

Insane Time-Lapse of Worldwide Nuclear Testing

Isao Hashimoto put together this animation of nuclear tests around the world, starting in 1945. (Hat tip to Amanda for finding)

Things start slow, but then get mind-bogglingly busy after 1962 through the end of the Cold War.

I'll admit to having little awareness of how many nuclear tests had been conducted in the 20th century, particularly in my own country (the US). I have to wonder, how much residual radiation is still left around the western US test sites? » Read more