The Palomares “Broken Arrow” Nuclear Bomb Accident

In 1966, the US Strategic Air Command lost four nuclear weapons over Spain when a B-52 bomber collided with a tanker plane.

The two recovered nuclear bomb casings from the Palomares incident, on display at the Museum of Nuclear Science and History in Albuquerque.
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Quest for Fire

The first evidence we have for the use of fire by early hominids comes from several sites, dated roughly 1 million years ago, which were likely occupied by Homo erectus. But the earliest evidence for hominids actually making fire is much younger.

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