The Return of 1980s-Era Nuclear-Strike Maps

A map of Manhattan, showing a nuclear strike downtown, with concentric circles showing the blast radius going out to brooklyn and new jersey
A Nukemap visualization of New York getting hit with a Topol Russian nuclear weapon

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I write three times a week about tech, science, culture — and how those collide. Writer for NYT mag/Wired; author of “Coders” and “Smarter Than You Think”

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