The City Left Behind By China's Nuclear Ambitions • Discoverology

The City Left Behind By China’s Nuclear Ambitions

wired.com
4m read

Li Yang grew up in what he thought was a boring town. It was called 404, like the error code, and sat a couple hours from the nearest city, in the sun-beaten Gobi Desert of western China. It was once part of a massive nuclear weapons base in the People’s Republic of China.

Related topics
Related posts
How To Redesign Cities To Fight Loneliness

How To Redesign Cities To Fight Loneliness

Architecture Cities Life

What do cities have to do with loneliness? “The way we build and organize our cities can help or hinder social connection,” reads a Grattan Institute report. It’s not that the built environment “causes” interaction, but it can certainly either enable or constrain potential interaction.

Can One Earthquake Trigger Another On The Other Side Of The World?

Can One Earthquake Trigger Another On The Other Side Of The World?

Nature Science World

It’s well known that natural disasters can cause others in their immediate vicinity, for instance, hurricanes are often accompanied by flooding, and earthquakes are followed by aftershocks. But what about longer distance interactions? Could one earthquake trigger another on the other side of the world?

The Radioactive ‘Capital’ Of The World

The Radioactive ‘Capital’ Of The World

Science Videos World

Jachymov, a small uranium mining town in the northwest of the Czech Republic, has been key in the field of radioactivity research. More than a century ago, Marie and Pierre Curie based their revolutionary work on radioactivity on material brought from there.

When Antarctica Was Green

When Antarctica Was Green

Nature Videos World

Before the start of the Eocene Epoch about 56 million years ago–Antarctica was still joined to both Australia and South America. And it turns out that a lot of what we recognize about the southern hemisphere can be traced back to that time when Antarctica was green.

The Shipwrecked Sailors And The Wandering Cod

The Shipwrecked Sailors And The Wandering Cod

Food World

In the remote archipelago of Lofoten, Arctic cod have been dried on oceanfront racks since the age of the Vikings. This is the unlikely story of how the humble fish became king of Norway.

A Trans Judge Fights For India’s Disenfranchised

A Trans Judge Fights For India’s Disenfranchised

Crime World

Swati Bidhan Baruah is Assam State’s first transgender judge, and the third in all of India In recent months, she’s been consumed with fighting the Supreme Court of India on behalf of at least 2,000 trans people who were left out in the controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC) list.

Why Do So Many U.S. Cities Have Gridded Streets?

Why Do So Many U.S. Cities Have Gridded Streets?

Cities Explainers Videos

Many U.S. cities were founded with a street grid. Why? This video describes the historic factors that contributed to the adoption of a grid. This includes influential city designs from Versailles, London, Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, and Reno.

Zaha Hadid Architects’ Giant Starfish-Shaped Airport Opens In Beijing

Zaha Hadid Architects’ Giant Starfish-Shaped Airport Opens In Beijing

Architecture Cities Videos

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed Beijing Daxing International Airport, a five-pronged building that is one of the largest passenger terminals in the world. Designed by the late Zaha Hadid and current studio principal Patrik Schumacher, the 700,000-square-metre airport to serve Beijing has been designed to be as compact as possible.

Why Elon Musk And Jack Dorsey Have Big Plans For Africa

Why Elon Musk And Jack Dorsey Have Big Plans For Africa

Videos World

Jack Dorsey, founder of Twitter and Square, Inc, raised some eyebrows in Silicon Valley when he announced he was moving to Africa in 2020. Africa is poised to take off as the next big tech market, and both America and China have taken notice.

A ‘Thrilling’ Mission To Get The Swedish To Change Overnight

A ‘Thrilling’ Mission To Get The Swedish To Change Overnight

History World

“Thrilling” is the word repeatedly used by Jan Ramqvist to describe how he felt about participating in a nationwide mission to get all Swedish motorists and cyclists to change the habits of a lifetime and begin driving on the right-hand side of the road for the first time.

We use cookies on this website to analyse your use of our products and services, provide content from third parties and assist with our marketing efforts. Learn more about our use of cookies and available controls: cookie policy. Please be aware that your experience may be disrupted until you accept cookies.