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Sunday, August 16, 2015

The 94th Element

Jeremy Bernstein at LRB Blog,
"On a visit to the test site in Nevada in 1957, I was given the pit of a plutonium bomb to hold. It was warm to the touch because of the alpha decay but I was assured that I would not suffer any permanent damage. I was also told not to drop it."

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