Plenty of people opened up a gift to find a hoverboard this year. A hearty chunk of that group has already crashed them. Combining a combustible gimmick-toy with a day filled with alcoholic beverages and familial angst is a recipe for wiping out.
The public school systems in New York and Los Angeles both received bomb threats today, but only one city took it seriously. So why did 640,000 California kids get the day off while New York’s youths had to spend a lovely 60-degree day in class? Credulity.
Russia has now integrated its strategic bomber assets into its air campaign in Syria. Tu-22M3s Backfires, Tu-95MS Bears, and even Russia’s precious handful of Tu-160 Blackjack bombers have all delivered ordinance onto targets in Syria. This comes as Putin himself has announced that a bomb did indeed take down…
The internet is a vast, unknowable place. The parts you and I interact with on a daily basis are a very small sliver of what’s actually floating around out there. The web can go deep, and it can get dark.
Earlier today, the five largest movie theater chains in the country decided that they would not, in fact, show The Interview, a movie about a large scruffy man and a dazed handsome man who assassinate North Korea's Kim Jong-un. The retreat prompted Sony Pictures to cancel the movie's premiere altogether. And the…
John Oliver took a look at drones on Last Week Tonight and didn't like what he saw. Oliver's focus is military drones, not hobbyist quadcopters, and he targeted recent U.S. drone strikes on Pakistan and Yemen.
Looking at this video of a great white shark biting and nearly sinking an inflatable boat, it seems that looking for them in this type of vessels is not a smart idea. Fortunately, the South African film crew on board wasn't hurt, but the boat was seriously damaged and was sinking as it limped back to port.
I knew I was going to freak out when I clicked on this video of a man stuck in The Tube, a long thin passage in the Lost Johns' Cave—a large cave system on Leck Fell, Lancashire, England—as the water pours in and he panics. Fortunately, he escaped at the end.
Modern warfare is defined by ambiguity—and with it, soldiers (and training) have had to adapt. Posted online this week, a U.S. Army document guides soldiers through the rigors of recognizing terrorist and insurgent groups in the wild. Not through weaponry or language, but through branding.
This post isn't so much a DIY one as it is inspiration for all you tinkerer's in the audience to really deck out those front porches with insane scratch-built projects for the Trick-or-Treaters on Monday.
The 60 Minutes profile of New York City's massive anti-terrorism network this evening was nothing short of amazing. 35,000 police. 15,000 civilians. Unattended bag-tracking artificial intelligence. Cameras, oh the cameras! One message for potential terrorists: "Stay away."
The Diplomatic District of Kabul, Afghanistan is under attack right now. Reports are that the area—including the US Embassy— is taking heavy RPG fire. But what is an RPG, exactly?
We already have flying robots. Robotic UAVs already dot the skies in considerable numbers for the military. But what about swimming ones? The Blackfish, a 10-foot long remote-controlled jet ski, is being tested by the Navy to defend wartime waters.
In the wake of the meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi plant, scientists and lawmakers are struggling to deal with the vulnerability of spent fuel, both as a hazard and as a potential terrorist target. One solution includes moving away from nuclear pools and into dry casks.
News updates have been flowing steadily since last night's surprise announcement that the U.S. military killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. Here are the latest news blips from this afternoon:
You know what's not terrifying enough? GPS systems. Thank goodness for Charles.
Step one: take out all the transportation. Step two: the financial base and telecoms. Step three: You get rid of all the utilities. Gas, water, electric, nuclear. that's why they call it a fire sale, because everything must go.
That enormous leak of pretty-much-kinda-mostly secret diplomatic wires? A lot of people in the government are quite pissed! Perhaps chiefly among them is New York Congressman Peter King, who's demanding that WikiLeaks be officially deemed a terrorist group.