The mushroom cloud of an atomic bomb
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Humans have waged war on each other for thousands of years, shaping civilizations and defining ways of life. And despite being the source of suffering for so many, it has also been a catalyst for some of the most significant scientific and medical advances in human history. 

From significant moments in history, such as the Cold War and the Pacific War, to the technologies that transformed warfare today, Live Science’s expert writers and editors have you covered with the latest news, articles and features on how war impacts science.  

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