Science: Can Life Survive The Bomb?

When Red China crashed the nuclear club, its A-bomb test blast echoed through all the world's capitals. And it roused once again the specter of a dead and devastated world. Scientists and laymen alike have long feared that the aftermath of a nuclear attack would be a desolation of blasted, baked and radioactive wasteland. What life survived the initial holocaust, it was agreed, would surely succumb to the longer-lasting hazards of atomic radiation. So far, the best proving grounds for such theories are Bikini and Eniwetok, the two Pacific atolls that were clobbered by some 60 atomic explosions, from the low-yield...

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