Here is a roundup of some of the most interesting articles published on the history of science, the Manhattan Project, and nuclear history this month.
- Harry S. Truman's grandson speaks out against nuclear weapons: Public Radio International's The World interviews Clifton Truman Daniel, President Harry S. Truman's grandson, about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
- Nerses 'Krik' Krikorian reflects on his career as a scientist and intelligence analyst: Wonderful article about "Krik" Krikorian, who fled the Armenian genocide with his family. He went on to work on the Manhattan Project and had a long and prestigious career at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
- Survivors of America's first atomic bomb test want their place in history: Technology writer Kelsey D. Atherton of Popular Science visited Trinity Site in April and spoke with downwinders protesting there.
- The Mysterious Case of the Radioactive Toothpaste: Atlas Obscura describes how members of the Manhattan Project's Alsos Mission (left) sought to find a German supply of the radioactive element thorium. The Alsos Mission feared the thorium was being used for the German atomic program. Instead, it turned out it was being hoarded for something else entirely: toothpaste.
- U.S. Nuclear History Offers Clues to North Korea's Progress: Science journalist William J. Broad of the New York Times looks at the history of the United States' development of nuclear weapons to assess North Korea's nuclear program.