security
Forget the Viral Potential and Don’t Photograph Terror Aftermaths, Say Police

The person who took the video of the steaming, half-detonated bomb in the discount supermarket shopping bag was being a bit silly, say police, who have reiterated advice to put your phone away and run if you're unfortunate enough to be caught in the vicinity of any terror attacks. Read More >>

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German Bomb Technicians Successfully Defuse World War II-Era Allied ‘Blockbuster’ in Frankfurt

Large sections of central Frankfurt, Germany were evacuated on Sunday in preparation for authorities to defuse a World War II-era, 1.4-ton HC 4000 air mine, with CNN reporting at least 60,000 people were asked to leave the area while the bomb defusal operation proceeds. Read More >>

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Unexploded WWII Bomb Adds to Fukushima’s Woes

It must be pretty hard dealing with the aftermath of a tsunami-struck nuclear power station disaster, and for the poor team in charge of cleaning up at Fukushima it's just got even harder thanks to the discovery of an unexploded WWII bomb. History really has it in for the unfortunate prefecture. Read More >>

war
Bouncing Bomb Dredged up After 70 Years

One of the original bouncing bombs created by the team of Sir Barnes Wallis has been recovered, 70 years after it sank to the bottom of a Scottish loch during testing. Read More >>

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The Queen Seemingly Approves of Automated Bomb Disposal Robot

The Queen and her hand-shaking robot friend the Duke of Edinburgh met with another service robot yesterday, one designed to assist police in defusing and detonating suspicious packages. Read More >>

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Bristol Student Accidentally Made High Explosive in Chemistry Experiment

A student at Bristol University has generated quite the amazing anecdote to tell people he or she meets for the rest of his life, after forcing the uni to evacuate its buildings when it turned out that the dangerous explosive triacetone triperoxide, or TATP as it's known in DIY terror circles, had been manufactured during a routine chemistry experiment. Read More >>

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Vicar Arrested for Trying to Disarm Warplanes

Reverend Dan Woodhouse has been caught doing something naughty, and it doesn't involve collection boxes or choir boys -- he's been aiming big. He tried to break into an arms manufacturer and disarm a few warplanes to make the world marginally safer. Read More >>

interesting
How Close Do You Live to a Nuclear Bomb?

Hooray. If you live south of the Equator or in any of the countries that light up green in the map above, you’re good. Keep on living there because you don’t squat next to any nuclear weapons. But if you’re in the countries painted red — like the United States, Germany, Russia, China, India, etc. — you might live closer to a nuclear bomb than you think. Read More >>

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Could We Survive a Nuclear Winter?

Here’s the short answer: we probably could not survive a nuclear winter. But the long answer depends on which countries are going to war, how many nukes are being dropped, and where those bombs are being detonated. Read More >>

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The True Scale of Nuclear Bombs Is Terrifying

Nuclear weapons are already scary enough, but when you dig deeper and find out how powerful the weapons truly are, they get even more terrifying. Read More >>

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What is a Controlled Explosion?

Today’s uplifting bit of news comes courtesy of Scotland Yard, which has issued the mother of state-the-obvious guidance for anyone who might happen to find themselves stuck in the middle of a terrorist attack in London. “Run as far away as possible,” said Scotland Yard Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley to the Evening Standard, not actually being sarcastic at all. Read More >>

robots
Scientist Wants to Engineer Locusts Into Remote-Controlled Bomb Detectors

Though locusts are traditionally associated with biblical plagues that destroy crops, it turns out they could have a second career as remote-controlled cyborgs that sniff out explosives. Read More >>

weapons
Here’s How Many Weapons a B-52 Bomber Can Hold

The B-52 Bomber has been around since the 1950s. It’s a legendary beast that stretches 47 metres in length, has a wingspan of 56 metres, and stands 12 metres tall. Read More >>

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Can You Paint a Room by Blowing Up a Bucket of Paint?

Painting a wall is boring because it takes so much time, and requires so much preparation to not get paint everywhere. But what if it could be exciting and done quickly and the point was to get paint everywhere? What if you blew up some paint buckets to see if the explosion of colours could paint a room? Read More >>

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Why You Should Never Name Your Hotspot ‘Mobile Detonation Device’ When Flying

Go on, have a wild guess. A wise-arse who’s probably feeling pretty proud of themselves right now caused pandemonium over the weekend when a fellow passenger on the Qantas flight from Melbourne to Perth stumbled upon their Wi-Fi hotspot, which had a rather striking name. Read More >>