History Article Roundup - November 2017

History Article Roundup - November 2017

Bikini Test

Here is a roundup of some of the most interesting articles published on Manhattan Project, World War II, and Cold War history and science news this month.

Brothers in ArmsThe Washington Post reports on a cache of World War II letters from four brothers that were recently discovered in an abandoned storage unit.

Oregon's secretive, and indispensable, Manhattan Project scientist finally gets the spotlightThe Oregonian profiles Raemer Schreiber, a leading Manhattan Project physicist and Oregon native. A forthcoming documentary, "The Half-Life of Genius: Physicist Raemer Schreiber," will premiere next year.

Remembering Laika: Historian Alex Wellerstein has an essay in The New Yorker  on Laika, the dog sent into space by the Soviet Union as part of Sputnik 2 sixty years ago.

The Forgotten Women Scientists Who Fled the Holocaust for the United States: The Rediscovering the Refugee Scholars project is a research effort by Northeastern University focusing on the scholars who fled anti-Semitic persecution in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s and applied for assistance from the American Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars.

What Bikini Atoll Looks Like Today: The Stanford Magazine describes what the Bikini Atoll, where the US conducted 23 nuclear weapons tests, looks like today, and how the tests have affected the flora and fauna of the area.

What Would Enrico Fermi Think Of Science Today?: David Schwartz, author of a new book on Enrico Fermi, extrapolates what Fermi would think of advances in science today.