8 dic. 2011

The Year in 18 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects.




TSUNIGHTMARE


Numbers serve better than words to adequately characterize the catastrophic March 11 earthquake that struck eastern Japan: 9.0 magnitude; more than 15,000 deaths; an estimated $300 billion worth of damage; 168 Hiroshima bombs’ worth (and counting) of radioactive cesium released into the environment; a 17- centimeter shift in the axis of the Earth.


The Forgotten Heroes of Fukushima

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