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The Atlantic highlights NOSAMS in an article about nuclear weapons testing

The Atlantic writer Carl Zimmer writes about the events that lead to the radiocarbon “bomb spike”, the lasting mark it has left in this world, and how scientists are studying it.  The article features work from Researcher Mary Lardie Gaylord et al. and their work on radiocarbon dating tree rings on a European beech tree in Woods Hole.

Nuclear Tests Marked Life on Earth With a Radioactive Spike , By Carl Zimmer

“Even as it disappears, the “bomb spike” is revealing the ways humans have reshaped the planet.”