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Congress group tours Yucca Mountain nuke dump site in Nevada

Six members of Congress toured a dusty tunnel and stood atop Yucca Mountain on Thursday during a trip led by a colleague who said the non-descript rocky ridge in the wind-swept desert outside Las Vegas would be a good place ...

Enrico Fermi and extraterrestrial intelligence

It's become a kind of legend, like Newton and the apple or George Washington and the cherry tree. One day in 1950, the great physicist Enrico Fermi sat down to lunch with colleagues at the Fuller Lodge at Los Alamos National ...

Manhattan Project physicist Ralph Nobles dies at 94

(AP)—Ralph Nobles, a nuclear physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project and later led efforts to save thousands of acres of San Francisco Bay wetlands from development, died following complications of pneumonia, according ...

Darwin note, early Apple computer being auctioned

A letter by Charles Darwin on the sex life of barnacles and a still-working vintage Apple computer—one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976—are among the unique pieces of science history up for auction this month.

New Manhattan Project director documents released

The U.S. Department of Energy has declassified documents related to a Cold War hearing for the man who directed the Manhattan Project and was later accused of having communist sympathies.

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