publication date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 (part of Fall 2013)

category: Science

clue: Hinduism and Catholicism influenced this destroyer of worlds.

explanation: Oppenheimer named his atomic tests Trinity, and famously quoted the Bhagavad Gita in describing the work he had done: "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds." more…

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Justin Woods, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Joanna Woods, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Mike Rothstein, and Erik Bates

Allies: Just in time for Veterans Day, here are five goos representing America, Britain, and Russia's combined presence in World War II, from the homefront to the front lines.

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