'The Radioactive Boy Scout' The Radioactive Boy Scout is the name of a new book by Ken Silverstein. It's about a boy who produced a nuclear reaction in his backyard potting shed as he sought a Boy Scout merit badge in atomic energy. NPR's Linda Wertheimer gets the story from the author.
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The Radioactive Boy Scout is the name of a new book by Ken Silverstein. It's about a boy who produced a nuclear reaction in his backyard potting shed as he sought a Boy Scout merit badge in atomic energy. NPR's Linda Wertheimer gets the story from the author.