The Leonard Lopate Show Edit this Published in The Leonard Lopate Show Uranium Wars Listen 35 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe width="600" height="130" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" src="//www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=json/59768"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Science writer Amir Aczel examines the scientific discovery of nuclear power. Uranium Wars: The Scientific Rivalry that Created the Nuclear Age tells the story of the scientists who first uncovered the potential of uranium, and the complex and ongoing story of uranium itself, an element that both provides abundant energy and holds incredible destructive power.