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Seeing God in the Third Millennium

<i>How the brain creates out-of-body experiences and religious epiphanies</i><p>lupzdut/Flickr<p>There are many carefully documented accounts in the medical literature of intense, life-altering religious experience in epileptic seizures. Hallucinations of overwhelming intensity, sometimes accompanied by a sense …

'Fresh Air' at 20: Neurologist Oliver Sacks

<i>Fresh Air</i> went national in 1987, and we're celebrating that 20th anniversary by revisiting some classic interviews. In this segment: Neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks.<p>Sacks is probably best known for <i>The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat</i>, a case-history collection in which he describes patients …

Alzheimer's Disease

Altered States

Self-experiments in chemistry.<p>To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need freedom (or, at …

Strangers in the Mirror

Oliver Sacks, the famous neuroscientist and author, can't recognize faces. Neither can Chuck Close, the great artist known for his enormous paintings …

New York City

TED Q&A: Neurologist Oliver Sacks

Author: Kim Zetter. Kim Zetter Business<p>Date of Publication: 02.05.09.<p>Time of Publication: 4:21 am. 4:21 am<p>British neurologist Oliver Sacks is …

What hallucination reveals about our minds

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks brings our attention to Charles Bonnet syndrome -- when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations. …

Out of the Mushroom Cloud’s Shadow

Sumiteru Taniguchi was 16 when he witnessed what a nuclear weapon could do to a person. He was delivering mail from his bicycle in the city of …

Japan

New evidence of Japan's effort to build atom bomb at the end of WWII

In August 1945, the U.S. dropped atom bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Now, as Japan and the rest of the world prepare to mark seven decades since the end of World War II in the Pacific, new evidence has emerged about the Japanese military's own secret program to build a nuclear weapon.<p>A retired …

Japan

Who knew about radiation sickness, and when?

Historians of science love “who knew what, and when?” question in science. We like to do so, in part, because the results are often so …

What U.S. citizens weren't told about the atomic bombing of Japan

Seventy years ago, the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan: Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945; Nagasaki on Aug. 9. With searing heat and annihilating force, the nuclear blasts tore through factories, shops and homes in both cities. Huge portions of Hiroshima and Nagasaki vanished. Weighing many …

Hiroshima

An illustrated history of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear bombings

ENOLA GAY, LITTLE BOY AND HIROSHIMA<p>In the afternoon of Aug. 5, 1945, on the island of Tinian in the Pacific Ocean, “Little Boy,” the first combat atomic bomb, was taken to a loading pit and lifted into the bomb bay of a modified B-29 Superfortress.<p>The flight’s weaponeer and bomb commander, Navy …

Hiroshima

Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki - World War II

Hiroshima, a manufacturing center of some 350,000 people located about 500 miles from Tokyo, was selected as the first target. After arriving at the …

70 Years Later, Remembering The Lives Lost And Shattered At Hiroshima

Seventy years ago Thursday, the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. To mark the anniversary, Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read from journalist John Hershey's interviews with the city's survivors in 1946.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>On this day 70 years ago, the U.S. …

Hiroshima

Why Did The U.S. Choose Hiroshima?

The name Hiroshima is so tied to the atomic bomb that it's hard to imagine there were other possible targets.<p>But in early 1945, the U.S. was still months away from building its first bomb and certainly didn't know what to hit.<p>"Should it be a city? Should it be a military installation? Should you be …

History

How Hiroshima Survivors Are Leaving a Legacy For Science

In his job as a radiation oncologist, Jim Welsh has treated hundreds of people with cancer by exposing them to just-toxic-enough doses of radiation. …

BBC - iWonder - Countdown to Hiroshima: The bomb that changed the world

PresenterDan Snow Historian and broadcaster<p>Consultant Stephen Walker Author and filmmaker<p>Before the countdown<p>It is 26 July, 1945. For four years, America has been at war with Japan. President Truman issues the enemy an ultimatum: surrender unconditionally or face “prompt and utter …

History

BBC iWonder - Was it right to bomb Hiroshima?

Was it right to bomb Hiroshima?<p>Presented byDan SnowHistorian and broadcaster<p>Expert on war ethics Professor Mervyn Frost ExternalKing's College London<p>1. What happened on 6 August 1945?<p>Presented byDan SnowHistorian and broadcaster<p>Expert on war ethics Professor Mervyn Frost ExternalKing's College …

Demonstration

When time stood still

A Hiroshima survivor's story<p>By Vibeke Venema<br>24 July 2014<p>Shinji Mikamo lost everything when the nuclear bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, except his father's watch. He did not blame the Americans for the cataclysm though - and later, when the watch was stolen, he showed his daughter once again his …

Crossing the Moral Threshold

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Young Men and Bombs

FLYBOYS: The crew of the Enola Gay poses in front of the plane after the Hiroshima mission<p>THEODORE (DUTCH) VAN KIRK, 84<p>Navigator on the Enola Gay, …

The Atomic Age

Born in the Trinity explosion (above), christened in blood at Hiroshima exactly 21 days later, it has cast a cloud over mankind for 40 years<p>By Roger …

Living Under the Cloud

The atom bombs dropped over Japan ended a terrible war and persuaded the world never to use nuclear weapons again. Why that legacy is now in …

What the Physicist Saw: A New World, A Mystic World

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