What if you exploded a nuclear bomb at the bottom of the Marianas Trench?

This is what makes Randall's new series so incredibly good:

In 1962, physicist Freeman Dyson wrote a memo discussing eight possible novel weapon systems, all of which looked like they’d be possible in the near future, and outlined the potential military uses and dangers of each. This memo has been declassified, but was never published. Freeman’s son, science historian George Dyson, got a paper copy of the memo from his father, and was kind enough to show it to me.

Just awesome.

Interesting side note: For now there isn't a single ad on this new site.