LSD's inventor Albert Hofman called it "medicine for the soul". The Beatles wrote songs about it. Secret military mind control experiments sought to exploit its hallucinogenic powers. Outlawed in 1966, LSD became a street drug and developed a reputation as the dangerous toy of the counterculture, capable of inspiring either moments of genius, or a descent into madness. Now science is taking a fresh look at LSD, including the first human trials in over 35 years.
At precisely 01:23:48 on a spring morning of April 26th 1986, the world changed forever. In Pripyat, Ukraine in the Soviet Union the largest nuclear reactor of its kind exploded at the Chernobyl Power Station. Previously undisclosed facts and eyewitness reports reconstruct the events of the last fateful hour.
J. Robert Oppenheimer is in charge of developing the world's first nuclear bomb, but when he finds himself in a race against Hitler and his own nuclear scientist, Werner Heisenberg, the very fate of humankind hangs in the balance. Then Samuel Colt and partners Edwin Smith & Daniel Wesson become locked in the first true "arms" race, as they compete to perfect the world's first revolver.