Here is a roundup of some of the best articles published on the history of science, the Manhattan Project, and World War II this month.
- First-ever Rosie the Riveter Day honors women who broke WWII's workplace gender barrier: March 21 marked the first official National Rosie the Riveter Day. "Rosies" were honored at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park for their contributions to the war effort.
- How Richard Feynman Convinced The Naysayers 60 Years Ago That Gravitational Waves Are Real: Physicist Paul Halpern explores how Richard Feynman (left) theorized that gravitational waves must carry energy in 1957.
- The Girls With Radioactive Bones: The Atlantic interviews Kate Moore, author of the book The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women. Moore discusses the women who worked as radium dial painters and how their fates influenced the Manhattan Project's radiation safety efforts.
- The Haunting Photos That a Holocaust Victim Buried as Evidence: In 1944, Jewish photojournalist Henryk Ross buried 6,000 negatives and prints he had taken documenting the degradation and tragedy of daily life in the Lodz Ghetto. After the ghetto was liberated in 1945 by the Red Army, Ross recovered his cache. Now his Lodz Ghetto photographs will be exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.